Jobs

ABC ABC is creating an OTV Race and Culture Unit and is looking for 8 Race and Culture reporters and 2 Executive Producers. These positions can be found in the links below. Wendy McMahon is the person in charge of the ABC-owned stations. Journalist, Race & Culture Unit Executive Producer, Race & Culture CNN Senior Editor, Race Senior Writer, Police Senior Writer, Race Data and Visuals Editor, Race and Policing REUTERS Legal Reporter

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July 10 – Newsroom Leadership in the Age of Black Lives Matter

The coronavirus pandemic, economic struggles, and demands for racial justice are forcing newsrooms to account for their own failures at diversity, inclusion and representative coverage. Those shortcomings have led to resignations of top leaders at The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications.  The News Leaders Association and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will host regional newspaper editors in a discussion about these issues from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, July 10. Register online. The conversation, moderated by Gannett executive Mizell Stewart III, will feature executive editors Katrice Hardy of the Indianapolis Star and Mary Irby-Jones of…

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Remembering Brad Pye, Jr.

We are sad to report that legendary journalist, trailblazer and former Los Angeles Press Club board member Brad Pye, Jr. has left us. He died in his sleep on July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. Brad Pye, Jr. was the first recognized African American sportswriter in Southern California, the first Black administrator for the NFL Commissioner and the first African American public relations scout for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. He served as the sports editor for Los Angeles Sentinel for three decades. He was…

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Tracking Coronavirus Relief Funds: How to Follow the Taxpayers’ Money

National Press Foundation will offer a free online training program for 25 journalists to help them track how federal pandemic assistance funds are being used. The training will be held for two hours per day from July 13-17 (10 hours total). Fellows will be offered subsequent confidential follow-up sessions with experts and data analysts to help them bring their stories to successful publication. Congress has allocated $2 trillion for the CARES Act, which includes the Paycheck Protection Program and other coronavirus relief funds. This is more than double what the…

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Selfish Americans in Coronavirus Times

By Kishan Rogers, 9 years old, 3rd grade at Monroe Elementary School, Monrovia, CA The Coronavirus is killing people. We should take this seriously and follow the Governor’s rules so we don’t get Coronavirus. But some people have not been doing that, and that makes me feel upset. They are being selfish. My neighbors were having friends over for a sleepover at their house. I thought they were breaking the Stay-At-Home orders, so I told my mom to call the police. First of all the government of California said that…

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By Stephanie Lai An alarm went off in my dorm, I was jolted awake. Hundreds of notifications flooded my phone. I had two days to leave campus and return home across the country, while reporting and editing stories for my school paper. My parents, who recently returned home from China and had not yet finished their 14 day self quarantine, were terrified. New York City was the epicenter of coronavirus cases in the U.S., and my school already had a confirmed case and one student death. I tried not to…

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