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Richard Prince: Big U.S. networks ignore epic native protest in North Dakota

By Richard Prince
(Sept. 8, 2016 | Journal-isms) - After all but ignoring for months a Native American demonstration that led Saturday to dogs being sicced on the demonstrators, one of the big three U.S. broadcast networks is sending a reporter to the scene in North Dakota, CBS News spokesman Richard Huff told Journal-isms on Wednesday. Read more

Related article:
- The Standing Rock Protest: Covering the coverage (Montana Journalism Review | Sept. 2, 2016)

Cherokee Phoenix wins 2016 National Native Media Awards

(Aug. 31, 2016 | Cherokee Phoenix) - The 2016 National Native Media Awards were announced Aug. 29, and the Cherokee Phoenix, this country’s first Native American newspaper, won six awards, including first place in “Print - General Excellence.”

There were more than 600 entries across six divisions. The Cherokee Phoenix was in Professional Division III – Circulation above 10,000. Read more

FreePress: Journalism that prevents Black bodies from falling

Picture of Black Lives Matter rally
Photo source: FreePress. Original photo: Flickr user Bob Simpson

By Brandi Collins & Joseph Torres
(Aug. 4, 2016 | FreePress.Net) - The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists held a joint convention in Washington, D.C., in the first week of last month (August) at a moment when the Movement for Black Lives is challenging structural and institutional racism . . . Read more

What did Kanye West’s casting call for ‘Multiracial Women Only’ mean?

By Sheryl Estrada
(September 8, 2016 | DiversityInc.) - Recording artist, producer and fashion designer Kanye West began New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 with a casting call controversy. On Saturday, West used Twitter to post a model casting notice for his “Yeezy Season 4” fashion show.

It read: “Multiracial women only. No makeup please come as you are.” Read more.

Related story
- Kanye West Responds to “Multi-Racial” Casting-Call Backlash (Vanities | Sept. 7, 2016)

Missouri School of Journalism announces new approach to tackling diversity in media industry

(Aug. 25, 2016 | Missouri School of Journalism) — The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Office of the Provost and the Mizzou Advantage initiative announce today a new, immersive education-industry recruiting and training effort designed to increase the representation of underserved communities in journalism and strategic communication. Read more

Video games allow characters more varied sexual identities

Sexual identities in video games
Photo credit: The New York Times.

By Laura Parker
(Aug. 31, 2016 | The New York Times) - In the popular simulation game The Sims, players have long been able to create male and female characters — but only up to a point. That changed this year.

In May, Electronic Arts, the publisher of The Sims, released a patch for the game that removed all gender barriers, freeing players to create virtual characters with any physical attribute. Read more

New York’s highest Court expands definition of parenthood

(Aug. 30, 2016 | The New York Times) - Expanding the definition of what it means to be a parent, especially for same-sex couples, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that a caretaker who is not related to, or the adoptive guardian of, a child could still be permitted to ask for custody and visitation rights. Read more

New Book
The Media and Religious Authority

Book cover of The Media and Religious Authority

(Media Diversity Forum) - As religion becomes an increasingly prominent topic across various media platforms, the discussion of the changes in religious authority has become increasingly prominent. In Hoover’s The Media and Religious Authority, theories and case studies are utilized to frame mediation of religion in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America. This work brings to light the impact that the “branding” of religion could have on future and durability of religion globally as its relations with the media continue to shift (Hoover, 2016). To order this book on Amazon, click here.

Hoover, S. (2016). The Media and Religious Authority. University Park: Penn State University.


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