A heated early-June phone call between Fox execs and Black staffers was just the beginning of an internal revolt against racism at the network, according to insiders.
The former NBC and CNN executive joins J.C. Watts to lead the 24-hour news network.
In the aftermath of the June protests over the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, African American-targeted networks and streaming services are vowing to continue to keep issues important to the Black community at the forefront of new programming as the news cycle shifts to other breaking stories.
Fox News Media today joined The Associated Press and other media outlets in changing its editorial style to capitalize Black when it is used as an adjective describing people, a community or culture. (Fox News Media encompasses Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation and the Fox News Audio radio and […]
Ten Black journalists speak about how they have covered the protests, the hurdles and dilemmas they face, and why their industry still has work to do.
Sunday’s show, a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic, featured a number of highly produced, well-crafted and taped performances. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights. Among them, DaBaby, with his face pressed against the ground as an officer’s knee crippled his neck — replicating the last moments of George Floyd’s life — rapped a verse from the Black Lives Matter remix of his hit song Rockstar.
Marsha Cooke, SVP of impact at Vice Media, on Wednesday blasted advertisers for demanding their ads stay clear of sensitive topics online, including the words “George Floyd,” “Black Lives Matter” — and even “Black people.”
The change conveys “an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa,” John Daniszewski, AP’s vice president of standards, said in a blog post Friday. “The lowercase black is a color, not a person.” The news organization will also now capitalize Indigenous in reference to original inhabitants of a place.
The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and NBC News last week changed their practices to do that, and the National Association of Black Journalists urged other news organizations to follow. Many are studying the idea, including The New York Times and The Associated Press. The death of George Floyd has given momentum to an idea that has essentially been dormant for a number of years.