Despite the recent bad news for journalists in Alabama and Louisiana, NABJ stands ready to provide members with the latest tools and technologies to keep them relevant in the newsroom.
One study had 720 physicians viewing recorded interviews with data about a hypothetical patient. The physicians then made recommendations about that patient's care. The end result, black women were significantly less likely to be referred for cardiac catheterization than white men.
As I walked down the street, I noticed Trayvon Martin's parents standing outside of Morton's Steakhouse on Canal Street. I stopped, introduced myself, and extended my condolences to their family.
New Platforms. New Directions. New Orleans. Is the tagline for the NationalAssociation of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2012 Annual Convention & Career Fair and through the first full day of proceedings #NABJ12 has lived up to its billing.
People of color are still in the minority in the United States and a even smaller percentage in the workforce. Ergo, any time there is a journalism conference not specifically labeled as, for people of color, it will be attended predominately by white folks.
It's time for black advocacy organizations with built-to-last influence in advancing the Black American agenda to include HBCUs at the top of their priorities, and to increase the call for an immediate end to unbalanced reporting on these institutions.
Chuck Stone's accomplishments in journalism are extraordinary and prolific. He was a columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News for nearly 20 years and held editor positions at Harlem's New York Age, the Chicago Defender and the Washington Afro American.