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How journalists should handle racist words, images and violence in Charlottesville

Picture of White Nationalists walking through town in Charlottesville, VA
White nationalist demonstrators walk through town after their rally was declared illegal near Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

By Al Tompkins and Kelly McBride
(Aug. 12, 2017 | Poynter) - Journalists covering the racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia face challenges as they choose words, images and sounds. This is not a time to sanitize the cost of hate, and it is not a time to glorify hate groups by giving them the notoriety they seek. Read more

Related articles:
- Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville (NiemanLab | August 15, 2017)


Quoting Mandela, Obama's tweet after Charlottesville is the most-liked ever

Obama's tweet after Charlottesville
Photo source: Twitter via NPR

By Laurel Wamsley
(Aug. 16, 2017 | NPR) - The former president's message after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was brief, but it hit the right note for many.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ... ," Barack Obama tweeted, accompanied by a photo of himself, jacket slung over his shoulder, smiling at four young children gathered at a windowsill.

Twitter has announced that Saturday's tweet is the most-liked tweet ever. It attracted more than 3.3 million likes and 1.3 million retweets as of Wednesday morning. Read more


KKK leader threatens life of Afro-Latina journalist during interview

Ilia Calderon
Ilia Calderon (Credit: Univision)

(Aug. 18, 2017 | Salon) - Ilia Calderón, an afro-latina reporter, feared for the safety of herself and her crew after being threatened by a KKK leader during an interview.

Calderón, an immigrant journalist for Univision of both African and Colombian descent, agreed to meet the grand wizard of Loyal White Knights faction of the KKK Chris Barker on his property in North Carolina in July. Read more.


AAC&U selects 10 institutions as sites for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

(Aug. 16, 2017 | AAC&U) - The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the ten institutions selected to serve as sites for the first Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. With generous support from Newman’s Own Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, AAC&U will guide the development of the TRHT Campus Centers as part of a multi-year initiative to educate, prepare, and inspire the next generation of leaders to advance justice and build equitable communities.

The ten institutions selected as sites for the first TRHT Campus Centers are: Austin Community College (Texas), Brown University (Rhode Island), Duke University (North Carolina), Hamline University (Minnesota), Millsaps College (Mississippi), Rutgers University—Newark (New Jersey), Spelman College (Georgia), The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (South Carolina), University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Hawaii), and University of Maryland Baltimore County (Maryland). Continue reading.


AEJMC's CSM Study: "18 percent of magazine employees are people of color"

(Source: Commission on the Status of Minorities, AEJMC) - A 2017 survey conducted by Commission on the Status of Minorities (CSM) at Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) reveals that only 18 percent of magazine employees are people of color. Click here to read more about this study findings.

Anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill' dead as Texas House adjourns

By Trudy Ring
(Aug. 15, 2017 | The Advocate) - The Texas House of Representatives has ended its special session without passing an anti-transgender “bathroom bill.” The Human Rights Campaign tweeted on August 15 that the session is over and the legislation is dead. Click here to continue reading this story.


Advocate: Mormon Church offers surprising endorsement of LGBT-supportive music festival

By Trudy Ring
(Aug. 16, 2017 |Advocate)The Mormon Church has issued a statement of support for the LoveLoud festival, a music event celebrating LGBT people and benefiting LGBT charities — support that squares rather oddly with Mormon doctrine. Click here to continue reading this article.


Indonesia’s LGBT youth bears brunt of hostility towards gay and lesbian community

By Sharon Hambali
(August 16, 2017 | South China Morning Post) - Indonesian social media was flooded with images of the 141 men, many shirtless and faces turned away from the cameras, who were detained in a raid on the men-only Atlantis sauna in Jakarta.

. . .A study by the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review released earlier this year found that, despite appearing to be less heavy-handed compared to other countries in Southeast Asia, attitudes towards diverse sexualities in Indonesia are the most negative.

Read more

NAJA selects Tim Giago as 2017 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient

Tim Giago's image
Tim Giago (Credit: NAJA)

(Aug. 14, 2017 | NAJA) - The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected Tim Giago as the recipient of the 2017 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award.

Giago was nominated by the NAJA-Medill selection committee for his lifetime of service to journalism and many years of dedication to NAJA as a founder of the organization. He is a lifetime member and the first president of the original Native American Press Association. Click here to continue reading.

CJR: NYT’s botched boba story stereotyped Asian culture

Asian stereotype in The New York Times
Photo source: The New York Times via Columbia Journalism Review

By Karen K. Ho
(Aug. 18, 2017 | Columbia Journalism Review) - On August 16, The New York Times’s business section published a story about the growing number of bubble tea businesses and their struggle to expand in the United States. But, as many have noted, the paper of record thoroughly botched its execution of the feature, including two tone-deaf headlines and an unattributed quote from Reddit. Read more

 

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