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California Black Media, Ethnic Media Services Host Award Show and Conference

 Amy Tong, Government Operations and Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin. (Photo by Robert Maryland CBM)

*The Ethnic Media Conference Awards and Expo took place at the Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento on Aug. 31. The event celebrated the work of journalists, podcasters, photojournalists, and investigative reporters whose contributions have been published by media outlets serving ethnic audiences across California. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Ethnic Media Services and California Black […]

Brazilian Journalists Speak Out About Diversity Issues Within Newsrooms


*According to the Reuters Institute, newsrooms in Brazil are primarily staffed by White employees even though 55.7% of the population identify as Afro-Brazilian, while 43.2% identify as White. Luiz Fernando Boaventura Teixeira writes for the outlet, “To measure the human impact of racial representation in Brazilian newsrooms, I created a questionnaire, asking basic biographical details […]

Free Events! Whose Stories? Who Tells Them? Series Begins January 19

*The following events are presented in connection with the play Bee-luther-hatchee, which runs at Sierra Madre Playhouse Southern California from January 13 through February 18. “Whose Stories? Who Tells Them?” is a series of five panel discussions on Writers and Diversity, presented on five consecutive Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m., starting on January 19. The […]

Fox News & HuffPost Journos Knuckle Up at White House Dinner (Video)

*Dang you guys. What you did makes all of us in the biz look kind of bad. To break out into a fight at a White House Correspondence Dinner, based on some old sh*t the two of you needed to settle when it happened in 2009, makes all of us journalists look bad. But let me tell […]

Feisty 9-Year-Old Journalist Beat Local Media on Murder Story (Watch)

*Haters gonna hate, baby girl! That is what nine-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak is learning after she beat the local media in her hometown (Selinesgrove, Pennsylvania) to a story about a murder. And she let the cat out of the proverbial bag by posting a video to her online platform, Orange Street News, telling them just how she […]