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Did Voter Suppression Give Trump Election?

Did Voter Suppression Give Trump Election?

Look at results in close states such as Wisconsin; ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over new tweet; 10 projects split $1.8 million to boost trust in news; NAHJ ends partnership with California Chicanos; Oneida Nation donates Indian Country Today (10/9/17)
'Quit Being Spineless About Doing – and Defending – the Work We Do'

‘Quit Being Spineless About Doing – and Defending – the Work We Do’

Leonard Pitts Jr. addresses the News Leadership Conference, convened by the American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors and Associated Press Photo Managers in Washington, D.C.
Why Vegas Shooter Isn't Called a 'Terrorist'

Why Vegas Shooter Isn’t Called a ‘Terrorist’

Bloody tragedy still not worst in U.S. history; 400 Minn. cops kept jobs after convictions; columnist calls killer cop’s fund-raiser a bad idea; Hefner gave Essence the capital to launch; death toll in Puerto Rico being underreported; NFL owners gave $14 million to Trump campaign; Amber Payne leaving NBCBLK for Teen Vogue; Connie Orlando to...
Media Document Failings in Puerto Rico

Media Document Failings in Puerto Rico

Data show how long crisis wasn’t given its due; like Air Force Academy, writers confront racism; Kaepernick left off cover homage to his movement; Russia-linked tweets, postings exploited race; Hugh Hefner left mark on civil rights era; Fox Business Network president shuns ‘politics’; St. Louis paper backs outside probe of police; Reggie Lavong, Philly station...