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Dori Maynard, champion for diversity in journalism, dead at 56

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dori J. Maynard, a journalist and champion of diversity in news coverage, died Tuesday at her Oakland home, the journalism education institute she presided said. 358 more words


Will NBC decide to keep Lester Holt in Brian Williams' seat at Nightly News?

NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt’s first report card as NBC’s choice to fill in for suspended anchor Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor found him maintaining the network’s ratings lead, although the competition has tightened. 822 more words


Young Gifted and Black

Nina Simone’s’ song Young Gifted and Black came from the album Black Gold, in 1970. This piece soon became one of the anthems for the Civil Rights Movement. 315 more words

Black History

How Ida B. Wells Impacts Media Today

Ida B. Wells inspires me as a Black female journalist because of her fire. She was fueled by justice and felt that it was her moral responsibility to intact change by using media. 241 more words

Little Known Black History Fact: Amsterdam News


New York’s Amsterdam News is one of the most influential Black-owned media properties in the world. The paper is celebrating its 105th year in existence this month, and still remains a vital outlet for the Black community in Harlem and abroad. 314 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: National Association Of Black Journalists


Back in 1975, the National Association of Black Journalists was founded on this day in Washington, D.C.. Today, the NABJ is the largest organization representing journalists of color in the United States. 197 more words


Why we need black journalists to cover Ferguson

Joel Anderson is a black journalist at Buzzfeed who has been reporting from Ferguson, Missouri, and a story he shared on Twitter early on the morning of Aug. 1,077 more words