Journal-isms

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Claude Lewis, Philly Pioneer, Dies at 82

Claude Lewis, Philly Pioneer, Dies at 82

Columnist co-founded two black journalist groups (3/17/17)
Iowa Papers Want 'Racist' Congressman Out

Iowa Papers Want ‘Racist’ Congressman Out

‘Exorcise the nationalist bent before it’s too late’; reporters fume at exclusion by State Department; threats to press a reminder of slain crusader; Trump hero Andrew Jackson a villian to Indians; Jones to head specials for NBC News, MSNBC; ESPN’s next layoffs will hit on-camera talent; Women's History Month includes Gladys Knight and Billie Holiday;...
'A Conversation About Our Nonwhite History'

‘A Conversation About Our Nonwhite History’

Readers asked for ideas in Dallas, New Orleans; aide blames Dems, not Jim Crow, for inequality; Trump’s ‘wiretaps’ didn’t really mean wiretaps; not just reporters are asked to reveal passwords; Fox’s Carlson claims Jorge Ramos is not Latino; ‘Indian Country’ readies launch in 3 formats; world traveler Michael Ottey lands at L.A. Times; Russell Stockard...
Candidate Ran Against the Editorial Board — and Surprised Everyone

Candidate Ran Against the Editorial Board — and Surprised Everyone

‘It was the fact that I stood up and fought back’; rapper’s fans blast Sun-Times over front page; N.Y. Daily News softening anti-Trump covers; group: Reporters shouldn’t have to tell passwords; Globe: diversity helped changed Boston’s priorities; one in 5 police officers often angry, frustrated; station asks staff to dress as ‘the other’ for sweeps...