How journalists should handle racist words, images and violence in Charlottesville
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
- Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville (NiemanLab | August 15, 2017)
Quoting Mandela, Obama's tweet after Charlottesville is the most-liked ever
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 (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.