Editor’s note: The percentages below comparing increases or decreases from 2015 to 2016 actually compare only December 2015 with December 2016. The correct full-year-to-full-year percentage changes will appear in the next column.
After a weekend of unprecedented criticism of the newly inaugurated President Donald J. Trump and his new press secretary Sean Spicer for their equally unprecedented string of falsehoods and hectoring of the news media, Spicer told reporters on Monday that the White House’s intention is never to lie.
Black Entertainment Television and TV One, the major African American-oriented networks, provided a much-needed service on Election Day by providing a sympathetic outlet for their stunned viewers to process Donald Trump’s presidential victory. But on Inauguration Day, both took a pass.
The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes band, inspired by an appearance of the college president on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Thursday, has raised more than $640,000 to participate in Donald J. Trump’s inaugural parade. The band had sought only $75,000.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta yelled at Donald Trump at Wednesday’s news conference, “Mr. President-elect, since you have been attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance?” “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” Trump shot back. (CNN video)CNN reporter Jim Acosta yelled at Donald Trump at…
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.
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.
"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…
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 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."
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…
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.
"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.
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, 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.
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?"
"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."
"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.