Journal-isms

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White House Blocks Disfavored Outlets From News Briefing

White House Blocks Disfavored Outlets From News Briefing

No journalists of color make the cut; ‘I was a Muslim in Trump’s White House’; editor said, ‘leave that black stuff outside’; the real importance of on-screen images; FAMU ready for Black Television News Channel; Tracey Ferguson named editor of ‘Entirely NEW’ Jet; Michelle Galvan joins Univision’s ‘Primer Impacto’; Lisa Wilson, Buffalo sports editor, joins...
First Amendment Not for Whites Only

First Amendment Not for Whites Only

Inclusion lacking in some discussions of free press; BBC journalist finds colorism alive, well in U.S.; today’s diversity issues sound familiar; who’s the ‘we’ in ‘we made this country?’; how to tell rumor from fact: a refresher; ‘your heroes are not necessarily our heroes’; dissenters held as most pipeline protesters leave; to its ‘shame,’ L.A....
Trump's Press Polemic Undermines More Than We Think

Trump’s Press Polemic Undermines More Than We Think

By Benjamin Holden: I’m a lawyer and journalist with a strong professional and scholarly interest in the courts and the press and the way they must cooperate in a Democracy. President Trump is making my job a lot harder,
It's OK to Discuss Trump's Mental Health

It’s OK to Discuss Trump’s Mental Health

News conference only heightened questions; . . . Susan Rice among those offended; Russia manipulated news more 'than even Fox'; media cited in racism surrounding Flint crisis; Howard U. decides against selling TV license (2/17/17)