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Meryl Streep Inspires Donations for Feisty, Free Press Meryl Streep Inspires Donations for Feisty, Free Press

The Committee to Protect Journalists has received more than 1,200 donations totaling more than $200,000 after Meryl Streep called on the “famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press” to support the press-freedom group during Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

Sinclair Group Ousting Longtime TV Anchor Maureen Bunyan Sinclair Group Ousting Longtime TV Anchor Maureen Bunyan

Maureen Bunyan, a 46-year veteran of television news who is a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and the International Women's Media Foundation, is being forced out at Washington station WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate that Sinclair Broadcasting Group acquired in 2013. Bunyan is a 6 p.m. anchor.

A Wealth of Questions Remain in Facebook ‘Hate Crime’ Torture A Wealth of Questions Remain in Facebook ‘Hate Crime’ Torture

"In Chicago, at least four young black men and women did something truly awful," Shaun King wrote Thursday for the Daily News in New York. "On a damn Facebook Live video made public Wednesday, they allegedly kidnapped a mentally challenged white man, beat him, humiliated him, cut his hair, and yelled 'f—k Donald Trump…

NABJ Joins Meeting With Trump Transition Team NABJ Joins Meeting With Trump Transition Team

The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Newspaper Publishers Association, representing the black press, joined other African American organizations Wednesday in providing a "listening session" for the Donald Trump transition team.

Chicago Police Department Holds Back as Bloodshed Rises: Report Chicago Police Department Holds Back as Bloodshed Rises: Report

"Chicago ends 2016 with more than 700 murders and over 4,000 people shot — the worst bloodshed the city has seen in 18 years," CBS News reported Thursday in promoting a report scheduled for Sunday's "60 Minutes."

The Top 10 Media Diversity Stories of 2016 The Top 10 Media Diversity Stories of 2016

At the end of 2016, the Washington Post announced it was bucking a trend: It was adding dozens of journalists. Yet journalists of color are all but missing from the top ranks of the Post newsroom. In another metro area with substantial numbers of people of color, Allan Lengel was reporting for Deadline Detroit, "The…

Bill O’Reilly Casts Himself as the Spokesman for Whites Bill O’Reilly Casts Himself as the Spokesman for Whites

"Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a white supremacism-laden rant Tuesday night, saying that the effort to abolish the Electoral College is an attempt by 'the left' to take away power from the 'white establishment,' " Emily C. Singer reported Wednesday for aol.com.

Richard Prince’s Book Notes, Part 2: More Holiday Offerings Richard Prince’s Book Notes, Part 2: More Holiday Offerings

Below, our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them—part two of two. Part one was published on Monday.

NY Times Top Editor Agrees That Diversity ‘Is a Real Issue’  NY Times Top Editor Agrees That Diversity ‘Is a Real Issue’ 

"On Sunday, the New York Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote a column that cut deep to the bone about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity and the 'newsroom's blinding whiteness,' " Tanzina Vega wrote Monday for CNN Money.

Richard Prince’s Book Notes, Part 1: Holiday Offerings Richard Prince’s Book Notes, Part 1: Holiday Offerings

Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them—part one of two—includes: a forthcoming memoir by the late Coretta Scott King that is 17 years in the making; the frustrating history of African Americans in the newspaper comics; the story of an escapee from war-torn…

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Milestone: 4.5 Hours With the President Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Milestone: 4.5 Hours With the President

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Atlantic magazine writer, has managed a feat apparently accomplished by no other black journalist. He was granted 4½ hours on the record with President Obama, access he turned into a 17,000-word cover story for the January/February issue of the Atlantic.

Telling Our Truth in the Age of Trump Telling Our Truth in the Age of Trump

Brian Stelter, television critic for CNN Money, isn't the only journalist sounding an alarm. "A question I asked on Sunday's 'Reliable Sources:' he wrote in his email newsletter Sunday. "Is this a national emergency? And are journalists afraid to say so because they're afraid they'll sound partisan?"

In Fla., ‘Prejudice Wears a Black Robe’ In Fla., ‘Prejudice Wears a Black Robe’

"Justice has never been blind when it comes to race in Florida," Josh Salman, Emily Le Coz and Elizabeth Johnson reported this week for the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune in a series, "Bias on the Bench."

2 Dozen Claim Racial Discrimination at CNN, TBS 2 Dozen Claim Racial Discrimination at CNN, TBS

"A new court filing alleges that Turner employees faced racial discrimination that held them back in their careers and led to at least one former assistant being fired," Ronn Blitzer reported Wednesday for lawnewz.com.

There Were ‘Cases of Guards Ripping Out Dreadlocks’ There Were ‘Cases of Guards Ripping Out Dreadlocks’

"The racism can be felt from the moment black inmates enter New York’s upstate prisons," Michael Schwirtz, Michael Winerip and Robert Gebeloff reported Saturday for the New York Times.

An Editor Schools Us on Life as Bus Driver An Editor Schools Us on Life as Bus Driver

It isn't unusual for journalists to try other jobs, sometimes out of necessity, but the days of a George Plimpton — who a couple of decades ago told us about his adventures in professional sports, as a stand-up comedian, a movie bad guy and a circus performer — seem to be gone. Plimpton, who died in 2003, called it…

An Editor Schools Us on Life as Bus Driver An Editor Schools Us on Life as Bus Driver

It isn't unusual for journalists to try other jobs, sometimes out of necessity, but the days of a George Plimpton — who a couple of decades ago told us about his adventures in professional sports, as a stand-up comedian, a movie bad guy and a circus performer — seem to be gone. Plimpton, who died in 2003, called it…

News Anchor Wins Gamble on ‘Miracle Drug’ After Stroke News Anchor Wins Gamble on ‘Miracle Drug’ After Stroke

"Minutes after collapsing on live TV, Dawne Gee woke up in an ambulance paralyzed from the neck down. She was having a stroke," Jere Downs reported Tuesday for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky.

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