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February 8, 2016

Service in Harlem sanctuary has feel of NABJ meeting; NYU J-students say they were profiled at Rubio event; critic gives CBS "solid grade" for Super Bowl 50 coverage; officials urge change after ProPublica-Daily News report; more exonerated in 2015 than in any other year; Mexicans search for kidnapped reporter, a mother of two; "the mother of all ethnic publications lists" compiled; McCauley leaves Cincy Enquirer for dducation advocacy; Texas tabloid backs off from publishing police addresses (2/8/16)

Service in Harlem Sanctuary Has Feel of NABJ Meeting

NYU J-Students Say They Were Profiled at Rubio Event

Critic Gives CBS "Solid Grade" for Super Bowl 50 Coverage

Officials Urge Change After ProPublica-Daily News Report

Mexicans Search for Kidnapped Reporter, a Mother of Two

N.Y. Times Launches Spanish-Language Edition

"The Mother of All Ethnic Publications Lists" Compiled

McCauley Leaves Cincy Enquirer for Education Advocacy

"I’m not good at goodbyes," associate opinion editor Byron McCauley wrote Friday in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"I'm moving on from The Enquirer to work in education advocacy in Connecticut with the promise of helping all kids have access to a high-quality public education.

"My mom was a public school teacher who gave her heart and soul to her students, including food, clothing, toiletries and love. All children need this before they can learn. Those challenges continue today, in every city in America. And, sadly, zip codes too often determine whether a kid succeeds or fails. So, I'm all in.

"Fourteen years ago, during my first full weekend in Cincinnati, I witnessed the implosion of Riverfront Stadium. The site where sports memories were made was gone in an instant. And, today, that space is electric in a different way: a new stadium, restaurants, apartments and public spaces with clean river views. That was only the beginning. The story of the Cincinnati renaissance is not finished, but what I have witnessed is extraordinary.

"This is also a city and region full of warts that I hope will fade over time. People of goodwill are working on reducing poverty and homelessness. And, the city of Cincinnati and the business community are rightly focusing on economic inclusion and empowerment that can lead to wealth-building. When I moved here, Cincinnati was under an economic boycott in the aftermath of a white officer killing an unarmed black man and days of racial unrest. Today, Cincinnati is playing catch-up but beginning to make real progress.

"A transformation of bricks and mortar, and hearts and minds. . . ."

Texas Tabloid Backs Off From Publishing Police Addresses

"A little-known Texas tabloid threatened to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer — as retaliation for a controversial officer-involved shooting — only to back off one day later after national outrage," Jason Silverstein reported Monday for the Daily News in New York.

"San Antonio Observer editor and publisher Stephanie Zarriello likened local cops to Klansmen and sex offenders in a Saturday press conference, announcing her paper's plan in response to the death of Antronie Scott, an unarmed black man.

"'Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, they do everything that they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice,' Zarriello said, referring to San Antonio police.

"She said her paper was 'looking into the future prospects' of listing info for every single San Antonio cop, 'just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the community from their wicked behavior.'

"Her plan did not go over so well. . . ."

 

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