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With the Rhoden Fellowship, The Undefeated is trying to address lack of diversity in sports journalism

Bill Rhoden is frustrated. He doesn’t hold back. “Our industry (sports media) is one of the most segregated parts of journalism,” Rhoden said. Later, he said, “If you’re an editor, and you don’t have any Black reporters, you’re part of the problem.” Rhoden, a 35-year veteran, wants to change a dynamic that still shows few African-Americans writing about sports and … Read More
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Comparing parental leave policies in American newsrooms

Last year, I received an email from someone who worked in a mid-sized newsroom. She explained that she would soon be having a baby, and she was concerned about the paid parental leave policy in her organization. A policy existed, but it wasn’t great — and she wasn’t sure how to compare the policy with other newsrooms, or even if … Read More
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The Washington Post says it was disqualified from Emmys due to its 'unfair advantage'

Update: The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences issued a reply to The Washington Post Friday night. It's copied in its entirety below. The Washington Post has been disqualified from 12 Emmy categories in a regional contest, and a senior editor at the paper isn't happy about it. Micah Gelman, the head … Read More
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Hasan Minhaj to headline WHCA dinner

Hasan Minhaj will be the comedian for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner later this month, the association announced this morning. Minhaj, a senior correspondent on "The Daily Show" and a stand-up comedian, will bring some celebrity to the dinner, which this year will be without its usual big guest: the President of the United States. "I am thrilled that … Read More
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Speeches, day-drinking and other ways journalists celebrated the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Newsrooms across the U.S. celebrated Pulitzer wins on Monday with big gatherings, work-drinking and, at least for The New York Times, some serious pre-planning. Here are a few tweets from the celebrations: Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize https://t.co/ptU4CE661c pic.twitter.com/4CKkfYlye2 — john thonson (@johnthonson1) April 10, 2017 … Read More
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The New York Times prematurely announces its Pulitzer Prize win by mistake

Update: As it turns out, The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes today. The Pulitzer Prizes have been a notoriously leaky affair throughout the years. But news organizations almost never hint publicly at their wins before the official reveal, even though they sometimes get a wink and a nod before the Pulitzer Board goes public with … Read More
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Woodward and Bernstein will present the awards at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner

Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will reunite this year at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner to give a speech defending "a free and independent press," the association announced Thursday. The pair are the biggest guests booked so far for a generally star-studded event that has yet to announce a host in the wake of President Trump's … Read More
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Exit interview with Mike Pride, retiring administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

With four weeks to go until Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride reveals 2017’s winners, Columbia University said Monday that this year's prize announcements will be his last. The veteran of three years as administrator, who previously served a full nine-year term on the Pulitzer Board, will be retiring in July. The years since 2014 have been eventful for the … Read More
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Sorry, Hollywood: 'The Post' should really be about The New York Times

Journalist, novelist, and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne wrote an entertaining book, "Monster: Living Off the Big Screen," about a movie project that rattled along for years. Dunne told how he and his wife, Joan Didion, were handed the true story of a tragic TV journalist and were paid very well to write drafts that kept evolving into something else. Read More
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Tom Hanks sends White House reporters an espresso machine, encouraging note

White House reporters are trashed with regularity by President Trump, but at least they can get a good cup of joe courtesy Tom Hanks. Hanks, the star of "You've Got Mail," "Turner and Hooch," "Saving Private Ryan," "Castaway" and "Catch Me If You Can" on Thursday sent an espresso machine to the break room for the White House press corps: … Read More
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President Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

In a break with more than three decades of tradition, President Trump on Saturday announced he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, … Read More
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Alan Colmes, longtime Hannity sparring partner, dies at 66

Alan Colmes, a veteran radio and cable TV host best known for his lengthy Fox News on-air combat with Sean Hannity, passed away after an apparently brief illness. Bill Hemmer of Fox News announced the passing on Fox, which followed with a tribute from Hannity, his former longtime co-host on Hannity & Colmes, and an online tribute. Hannity called … Read More
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Remembering Steve Buttry, teacher of journalists

It was only fitting that Steve Buttry, 62, was the first to Twitter with news of his own death. A journalist for more than four decades, Buttry was a tireless evangelist for digital transformation who encouraged reporters and editors to engage with their audiences face-to-face, in the comments below stories and especially on social media. So when the tweet came … Read More
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Mark Zuckerberg thanks journalists after stop by Alabama newspaper

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday gave a shoutout to journalists on his Facebook page, posting a photo of himself reading a local newspaper with his wife. "It seems like a good time to say thank you to all the journalists around the world who work tirelessly and sometimes put their lives in danger to surface the truth," Zuckerberg … Read More
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Journalists react to being called 'the enemy of the American people'

President Donald Trump took his press-bashing to a new level on Friday when he called journalists from The New York Times, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC "the enemy of the American people." The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of … Read More
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