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Obama to BET Viewers: Be Patient on Race

December 8, 2014

Younger African Americans hear message of racial progress; "four lessons from the media's conflicted coverage of race"; few blacks, whites see police-minority relations improving; a D.C. anchor says another one saved her job; St. Louis paper to turn off reader comments to editorials; "If a reporter calls for comment, stall"; African American Film Critics name "Selma" best film; press-freedom group focuses on jailed journalists (12/8/14)

Younger African Americans Hear Message of Racial Progress

"Four Lessons From the Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race"

Few Blacks, Whites See Police-Minority Relations Improving

St. Louis Paper to Turn Off Reader Comments to Editorials

A D.C. Anchor Says Another One Saved Her Job

"If a Reporter Calls for Comment, Stall"

African American Film Critics Name "Selma" Best Film

Press-Freedom Group Focuses on Jailed Journalists

"Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, has launched a fund-raising campaign based around the plight of jailed journalists in Eritrea, China and Saudi Arabia,"Roy Greenslade reported Monday for Britain's Guardian newspaper.

"The Eritrean prisoner is Dawit Isaak, who has been imprisoned without trial for 13 years after being arrested along with other newspaper editors in 2001.

"Isaak is reported to be dying slowly in a prison camp where detainees are tortured by being shut inside steel containers during periods of intense heat. And RWB has used that image of a container to publicise its campaign. . . ."

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