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"Worst of the Worst" Are All Black Men

November 25, 2013

Tenn. paper catches heat for front page array of mug shots; Pryor, Rock regretted their use of the N-word; paid internships can increase diversity, writer contends; Sarah Palin doesn't back down from slavery comparison; campaign spotlights violence against women journalists; Rodman tops list of GQ's "least influential people" of '13; Geraldo Rivera's syndicated radio show to air only in N.Y.; Howard U. seeks to restore ties to John H. Johnson; USA Today, 2nd paper spurn White House handout photos. (11/25/13)

Tenn. Paper Catches Heat for Front Page Array of Mug Shots

Howard U. Seeks to Restore Ties to John H. Johnson

In 2010, five years after Ebony and Jet magazines Publisher John H. Johnson died at the age of 87, Howard University "quietly dropped his name from the School of Communications and the university is still many years away from breaking ground on a new building that was initially slated to cost $250 million and was supposed to be completed several years ago,"Jamal Watson reported Nov. 3 for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

In 2003, Johnson had come "armed with a check for $4 million and the hope that his donation would someday be used as a down payment toward the construction of a new building that would house the communications school that had been renamed that year in his honor," Watson wrote.

Watson also wrote, "Now, the university's interim president, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, has been tasked with finding a way to clean up the public debacle" and apparently has been working with Johnson's daughter, Linda Johnson Rice, to establish the John H. Johnson Endowed chair in Entrepreneurship. . . ."

USA Today, 2nd Paper Spurn White House Handout Photos

"USA Today and the Tacoma [Wash.] News Tribune are refusing to publish White House handout photos in protest of restrictions on press access," the Huffington Post reported on Monday.

"The decision comes after 38 news outlets protested White House limits that often prevent journalists from taking photos of President Obama in a letter on Thursday. Reporters raised the issue again in a press briefing last week, arguing that independent photographers play a different role from White House photographers. The clash between the media and the administration over the issue has continued to escalate. . . . "

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