What Essence editor should say about hiring a white fashion director

Washington Post
Robin Givhan (left) suggests Essence editor Angela Burt-Murray hold up her decision to hire Ellianna Placas as a sign that the magazine isn't just about black women. "Black women aren't 'special,'" writes the Post fashion editor. "They are individuals and they are universal."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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