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It's Time for Ordinary People to Lead Discussion on Guns

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Dori J. Maynard

My first job out of college was in Bakersfield, Calif., far from the Northeast where I was born and raised.

A Chicago Media BlackOut

Zack Isaacs | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

For the past week, the national media has been buzzing about two black males in Chicago having their words taken out of context. Both incidents involve the highly sensitive issue of race but in very different ways.

WATCH: TV Station Distorts 4-Year-Old's Interview, Racist Or Unethical?

Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

WBBM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Chicago, has come under fire in recent days for broadcasting an interview with a four-year-old boy, and deliberately tak...

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

A few hours before the rally, the general manager of a Hampton Inn kicked me out of his hotel. Walking into a hotel for a business meeting is such a common occurrence it never dawned on me to be on guard.

A Docudrama Illuminates the Battle Between National Security and the People's Right to Know

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

The play Top Secret centers on whether Katherine Graham will give approval to print the Pentagon Papers. For those unfamiliar with the history, it opens a door to understanding concerns of utmost relevance today.

It's Time for the Media to Integrate the Race Beat

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

Whatever the initial rationale behind "mainstream media" leaving white people out of the race beat, recent events argue that it's time to reexamine that decision.