Tag: Media

Trump Announces 'New Deal' for Blacks on a Celebrity Gossip Website

President-elect’s plan shares space with recent headline: “Janet Jackson’s Crackhead Ex-Husband Was on Growing Up Hip Hop Last Night Spilling Tea About Their Secret Baby!” By Sheryl Estrada President-elect Donald Trump has created a 10-point plan to outline his policies for the African American community. The day after Trump’s meeting…

HBO Shows How Not to Launch a Diversity Program

By Michael Nam The problems faced by the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship’s application program last week serves as a harsh lesson for companies and organizations making attempts to diversify their industries. The program itself is set up to encourage those identifying as “Asian Pacific, Sub-Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American,…

The Media's Lack of Diversity and Why It Matters to You

By Michael Nam Despite bright spots in the mainstream media for representing race and gender diversity, like Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, the output of the industry largely still appears white and male. Almost 40 percent of the U.S. identifies as nonwhite and women make up more than half of the…

Dori J. Maynard Dies at 56

The Maynard family has made the news and media industries what they are today, in some ways. Dori J. Maynard, who took over for her father as one of the leading advocates for diversity in newsrooms, has died. She “advocated tirelessly,” according to a statement from the Robert C. Maynard…