Simmons College to Name New Media and Arts Program After  Gwen Ifill

Simmons College to Name New Media and Arts Program After Gwen Ifill

Joshua Barajas, PBS NewsHour

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Simmons College announced Tuesday that one of its new colleges will be named after the late Gwen Ifill, the renowned journalist and figurehead of the “PBS NewsHour” and “Washington Week” programs who died a year ago. The...

So Long, City Paper. Hello, Baltimore Beat.

So Long, City Paper. Hello, Baltimore Beat.

E. R. Shipp, MGJR Editor

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“Fin. Baltimore City Paper 1977-2017” the small headline announced on a front page depicting a single image: a smashed City Paper  box on a dirty sidewalk. Indeed, this was the last issue of an alternative weekly that for 40 years brough...

Another Editor Out, Uncertainty Continues at Ebony

Another Editor Out, Uncertainty Continues at Ebony

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Richard Prince reports in Journal-isms that Tracey M. Ferguson, who in February was named editor-in-chief of a revived Jet magazine, then in May was also given the editorship of Ebony, has left the company. Michael Gi...

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Yearning for a President to Call Our Own

Yearning for a President to Call Our Own

Walter Fields, Contributor

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It was the mournful face of the accordion player, tears streaming down his face, that told the world black people in America had lost a friend. As Chief Petty Officer Graham W. Jackson, Sr. played, the body of President Franklin...

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Fake or Real? News Organizations Help Teach Kids the Difference

Fake or Real? News Organizations Help Teach Kids the Difference

Aralynn McMane, WAN-IFRA

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Here are some of the latest initiatives highlighted by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Crinkling News, the weekly for children in Australia, is putting its target audience in charge at a ...

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Black Journalists Navigate Bumpy Trump Landscape

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Black Press on Exhibit in National African-American Museum

Black Press on Exhibit in National African-American Museum

Deborah Bailey, Ph.D., Contributor

Friends and fans of the black press will find its influence is ubiquitous in the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which rests prominently and appropriately in the shape of a crown in the shadow of the Washington Monument on the corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue. From the tools of the craft to one of the most powerful stories ever carried by black media – ...

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