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New Media Looks A Lot Like Old Media: Not Very Diverse

Print publications and television news outlets have long come under fire for the limited way in which they report on people of color. But a study published this week by The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard shows that online media isn't doing much better. With exceptions for the occasional celebrity, person of influence or athlete, there was little to no coverage of the everyday lives of blacks, H ...

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WaPo’s New ‘Black News’ Section: Good or Bad Idea?

Just in time for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C., The Washington Post had its own unveiling this week. The staid newspaper quietly added a 'black news section' to its website. Except for a few paragraphs in Richard Prince's Journalisms -- a media watchdog column about issues facing minority journalists -- the Post's new 'black section' received scant attention. In 2008, ...

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Four of the Most Powerful ‘Female’ Players In New Media Have Google Connections

Four of the five most powerful women in new media have Google connections. This week Forbes released its annual report on the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Five of the women highlighted in the report are defying the status quo in the male-dominated technology sector. Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, where she oversees the company's business operations, including sales, marketing, b ...

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More Diversity Needed at NBCUniversal?

"Undercovers," a glossy drama about African American married caterers who moonlighted as spies, was the centerpiece of NBC's aggressive campaign touting its commitment to boosting diversity. "NBC trumpeted "Undercovers" as a response to opponents of the network's merger with cable giant Comcast who contended NBC had a historically poor record when it came to placing African Americans in front of and behind ...

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