Thanks to these charter members of “Journal-isms” for their support:

Platinum members:

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charles Pittman

Gold members:

Dakarai Aarons
Lynne Adrine
Terry Allen
Carol P. AndersonLewis
Jim Asendio

Candice Ashby
Denise Rolark Barnes
Clark Bell
KB Blackistone
BND Institute of Media and Culture Davis

Ivan Brandon
John Britton
A’Lelia Bundles
Daarel Burnette
Rod Carter

Kalyani Chadha
W. Paul Coates
Kenneth J. Cooper
Letrell Crittenden
Dwight Cunningham

Leon Dash
Joe Davidson
Theresa Defino
Eric Deggans
Julie Drizin

Frankie Edozien
Hazel Trice Edney
Karl Evanzz
Ralph B. Everett
Renee Ferguson

Carmen Fields
Fannie Flono
Patricia Gaston
Loren Ghiglione
Dorothy Gilliam

Steven Gray
Kimberly Gross
Dan Hall
Ginny Hamill
Peter Alan Harper

Deborah Randolph Harrison
Debra Gersh Hernandez
Joanna Hernandez
Michael Hill
Rick Horowitz

Karen Howze
Jeannine Hunter
Derrick Z. Jackson
Roxanne Jones
S. Mitra Kalita

Ann Wead Kimbrough
Katherine Lanpher
Yvonne Latty
Warren Leary
Christopher Lee

Claudia Levy
Janet Lomax
Tony Marcano
Betty Medsger
Eugene L. Meyer

Mark McCormick
Melody McDowell
Walter Middlebrook
Courtland Milloy
Marilyn Milloy

Doug Mitchell
Anthony Moor
Gautham Nagesh
Eric Newton
Kojo Nnamdi

Lynn Norment
Larry Olmstead
Junette Pinkney
Randall Pinkston
Lyne Pitts

Marquita J Pool-Eckert
Isaiah Poole
Richard Pretorius
Ebony Reed
William Reed

Rochelle Riley
Joe Ritchie
Jim Romenesko
Jeanne Saddler
Jason Samuels

Royal Shariyf
Terri Shaw
Alicia Shepard
Linda Shockley
Vern Smith

Sheila Solomon
Miranda Spivack
Sheila Stainback
Linda Steiner
Chuck Stevens

Nikita Stewart
Reginald Stuart
Ingrid Sturgis
Patricia Sullivan
Walt Swanston

Eric V. Tait Jr.
Ron Taylor
Angie Terrell
Jacqueline Thomas
Ron Thomas

Morris Thompson
Robin Verges
Susan Wade
Jamesetta Walker
Kenneth Walker

Chanda Washington
Jesse Washington
Ronnie Washines
Lois Watson
Gina White

Jack White
Ed Wiley
Betty Anne Williams
Brenda Wilson
Robin Wilson-Glover

Olivia Winslow
Mike Woolfolk
John Yearwood

. . . and anonymous donors

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“Richard Prince’s Journal-isms is one of a kind. Good judgment, good reporting, good writing, much needed. It has earned all the support it can get.”

Barry Sussman, contributor to the Washington Post’s legendary history.

“No column exposes its readers to a greater depth of thought among black journalists than Richard’s Journal-isms. It’s so informative that whenever I give news quizzes to my newswriting class at Morehouse College, I always include at least one question stemming from Richard’s column. We can’t afford to lose it.”

Ron Thomas, director, Journalism and Sports Program, Morehouse College.  (Credit: Alison Guillary/WABE)

“Richard Prince is a voice of clarity of judgment, objectivity, good old-fashioned reporting, and seasoned reason in a field increasingly allowing its mission to be detoured by ratings. He stands in a long line of great journalists, and we need his work to thrive, now more than ever.” (Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Henry Louis Gates Jr., co-Founder of The;
Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research,
Harvard University


” ‘Journal-isms’ as managed by Richard Prince is a vital sentry on the wall during this time of transition for the craft — as well as for the republic.Though corporate greed has narrowed the reach of standard media, technology allows broader participation by independent players.

” ‘Journal-isms’ is such a player of principle guarding against the erosion of a ‘free press’ that Thomas Jefferson foresaw as a threat to citizens making sovereign decisions in a democracy. Additionally, Prince’s online journal stands forceful vigil against an even more insidious, internal threat — the media’s historic devaluation of African Americans as sources of news and also their exclusion as gatherers, decision-makers, editors and presenters of news and analysis.

” ‘Stay Woke’ indeed.”

Les Payne, retired editor and columnist, Newsday; co-founder and fourth president, National Association of Black Journalists


“Been reading Journal-isms daily for years and years. I’m supporting this fundraiser. Please check it out: <> Go Richard Prince!”

Eric Newton, innovation chief, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; formerly with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Oakland Tribune under Robert C. Maynard’s leadership.


“The news media industries have turned their backs to diversity even as issues of social justice and equity are boiling over in the United States. Through ‘Journal-isms’, Richard Prince has served as the media and diversity watchdog in this country for decades. His watchful eye is needed now, more than ever.” (Credit: J.D. Lasica/Creative Commons license)

Jon Funabiki, professor of journalism, San Francisco State University and executive director, Renaissance Journalism.


“Journal-isms has long been on my essential reading list. I rely on its candor and clarity and keen eye on matters that sorely need our attention. I’m grateful to Richard Prince for his tireless work, which is more essential now than ever.” (Credit: USC Annenberg)

Geneva Overholser, senior fellow at the Democracy Fund and former director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.


“As a veteran reporter, I turn to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms all the time for the latest information on people of color in our business. There is no spin, no slant, just the facts to keep us informed. I also appreciate that he holds journalists and media companies accountable . . .  . Keep up the good work. #NoSpinAllowed” (Courtesy Rebecca Aguilar)

Rebecca Aguilar, freelance reporter; vice president, Society of Professional Journalists-Fort Worth; former vice president, National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

“Lots of people talk about the need for media diversity, but all roads lead back to the same things: organizations and networks to help journalists of color support each other, and someone to shed light on those efforts. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel every two years, the best thing we can do is support the work of Richard Prince, AAJA, and other groups that have been here doing the work for years.”

Gautham Nagesh, founder of @StiffJab, alumnus of the Wall Street Journal, Roll Call and the Hill; former treasurer, Asian American Journalists Association.

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“Too long have others spoken for us, too long has the public been deceived by misrepresentations….” Richard, Thanks for all you do in the spirit of Russwurm and Cornish.”

Vernon Smith, national media coordinator, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries; assignments editor, Dallas Morning News, 1988-2007.


“Totally Necessary work that MUST continue. Helps us on our journey of going deep when newsmakers & others go low.” (Credit: Sharon Farmer)

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, trailblazing multimedia journalist and writer

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“This is not niche work, this is not diversity work, this is getting down and pulling the oars of journalism itself. This ship will crash if we are not involved, and Richard Prince does yeoman’s work in keeping us informed.”

Peter Alan Harper, retired Associated Press national business writer; co-founder, co-director of high school journalism workshops in New York, Kansas City and Memphis (Portraitist: Laurie Edmunds)

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“Some media newsletters/websites I read are simply rehashes of what I saw on Media Twitter the day earlier, but Richard Prince’s Journal-isms casts a wider net and brings in more news sources, links, and viewpoints on diversity and other media issues. His hard work is even more important today, and deserves our support.”

Jim Romenesko, retired blogger of the well-read “Romenesko” media column.

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“Richard Prince’s Journal-isms has never been more necessary as the U.S. regresses further into the nether regions of white supremacy.”

Kenneth Walker, retired journalist for NPR, the Washington Star and USA Today and a former Journalist of the Year of the National Association of Black Journalists. He now resides in South Africa and has appealed for a kidney donor.

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“I want to support Journal-isms. “You are how we know!”
Linda Shockley, managing director, Dow Jones News Fund


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“Richard, I cite your reporting virtually every week in my journalism history course at Medill. Thanks to you, I can better connect our past to the present and help students think about journalism’s future.”

— Loren Ghiglione, professor, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, veteran of 45 years in journalism and journalism education. Photo by Irene Fertik from a 2000 visit to South Africa when Loren was director of USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.


“We need this now more than ever! Sixty bucks = $5/month. Small price to pay for this vital service. Support Richard’s efforts, please.”

Tony Marcano, veteran reporter, editor and radio producer, now doing media relations in Los Angeles.

Letrell Crittendone at 28th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner
(Credit: Pittsburgh Black Media Federation)
“No one has done more to cover issues impacting journalists of color over the past generation than Richard Prince. His work with Journal-isms, be it through NABJ, Maynard or, today, independently, remains a vital cog in efforts to improve diversity and inclusion within newsrooms and in news coverage. . . .”

Dr. Letrell Crittenden, assistant professor of communication at Robert Morris University and a board member of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.

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“I look forward to reading Richard Prince’s dispatches about the news media landscape. As a journalist of color, I rely on Journal-isms to keep me connected to the issues and many of the people I care about. I’m a strong believer in inclusive journalism, and Journal-isms helps me keep score of the battles we’ve won and those that, too often, we keep losing.”

Bobby Caina Calvan, reporter for the Associated Press; former co-chair of the MediaWatch program of the Asian American Journalists Association. Shown here in 2007 on assignment in Iraq for McClatchy newspapers.

“A few years ago I had the opportunity to do a Fulbright program in the U.S. and I saw closely the important work that the journalist Richard Prince is constantly developing to give visibility to the issues that are important for the global Black community. The work he develops has inspired me a lot to develop projects here in Brazil and keeps me updated on what happens to my African sisters and brothers around the world. He is a fantastic role model for young Black journalists.”

Paulo Rogério Nunes of Brazil, shown at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, covering the African Union Summit. Paulo is a media entrepreneur, activist, blogger and affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


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“Richard Prince and ‘Journal-isms’ empower, enhance and embody the purpose and intent of journalism. Prince has the heart and ear to not only listen, but to hear people. His accurately produced news platform can be used by all professional journalists and readers.”

Ronnie Washines, Yakama Nation Multimedia Program administrator, Seattle Seahawks fan and former president of the Native American Journalists Association

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“Thank you, Richard Prince, for having the vision, so many years ago, to focus on diversity. A wonderful by-product of your work is that your readers receive fact-based, solid journalism. Perfect.”

Randall Pinkston, alumnus of CBS News, Al Jazeera America and WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss., where he was the first African American anchor in the state. Randall is shown on the campaign trail in 2016.


“I have come to depend on Richard’s column as one of my main avenues of news and information on how we are doing as a profession in meeting the needs of our diverse communities.

“The Journal-isms column is needed more than ever to document how the media are covering the racial turmoil of the past couple of years and solving the still unresolved issues on how to improve the thought processes of our news organizations in the digital age.”

Arlene Notoro Morgan, assistant dean for external affairs at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication.

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“An OUTSTANDING outspoken advocate for journalism diversity in coverage, management, ownership, hiring and more! I support Richard Prince and what he does! I hope you will, too!!!”

Mike Woolfolk, news anchor and reporter for WEYI-TV (NBC 25) and WSMH-TV (FOX 66) in Flint, Mich., and a past vice president-broadcast of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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“An OUTSTANDING outspoken advocate for journalism diversity in coverage, management, ownership, hiring and more! I support Richard Prince and what he does! I hope you will, too!!!”

Mike Woolfolk, news anchor and reporter for WEYI-TV (NBC 25) and WSMH-TV (FOX 66) in Flint, Mich., and a past vice president-broadcast of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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“He’s the only columnist consistently writing about issues pertaining to journalism and diversity. He has quite a following, and he has helped shape coverage. . . .”

— The late Dori J. Maynard, left, then president of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, speaking in 2008. She commissioned  “Journal-isms” as an online column in 2002. Dori is shown with Arlene Notoro Morgan, now assistant dean for external affairs at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, who is presenting Prince with a “Let’s Do It Better Award” at Columbia University in 2007. (Credit: Rebecca Castillo/Columbia University)

Renee Ferguson-University of Chicago

“Richard Prince deserves our support now more than ever. His aggregation of black voices is profound and powerful. Thank you for your work and the courage of your convictions.”

Renee Ferguson, a former board member of Investigative Reporters and Editors who retired in 2008 as investigative reporter at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)