Tag: Journalism

Black TV Journalist Body Shamed Says 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

A body-shaming Facebook post criticizing Dallas journalist Demetria Obilor’s physique went viral, causing many to come to her defense on social media, including Chance the Rapper. Obilor, who in her professional career has been criticized for both her natural hair and her curves, has addressed the controversy as well. On…

Chevrolet Applauds Drive of Aspiring Black Journalists

Chevrolet celebrated aspiring Black journalists during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Journalism students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who completed the 2017 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship were honored at an awards luncheon Thursday hosted by Chevrolet (a brand of…

WSJ Staff Criticizes Lack of Diversity in its Newsroom

Staff members at The Wall Street Journal have written a letter to their management team regarding the publication’s astounding lack of diversity, Business Insider reported on Tuesday. “Diversity in the newsroom is good for business and good for our coverage,” staffers wrote to Gerard Butler, editor in chief, and Matt…

General Motors Hosts 'Discover Your Drive' Diversity Journalism Program

General Motors (No. 48 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine professional journalists as mentors from across the country at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Students from diverse backgrounds participated…

TV Journalist Fired for Racial Comments on Facebook

By Sheryl Estrada Wendy Bell. Photo from Twitter. Wendy Bell, an anchorwoman at the Pittsburgh TV station WTAE, was fired Wednesday for violating journalistic standards due to Facebook comments regarding young, Black men and a mass shooting. Bellis now added to a growing list of professionals around the country, including…