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Defending N-Word in NFL Puts Writers in Awkward Posture

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February 26, 2014

Newsrooms don't allow words for which athletes get a pass; in anti-LBGT climate, Uganda paper names "200 top" gays; Hong Kong editor slashed by attacker with meat cleaver; FCC member denies attempt to chill journalists' speech; NAHJ president urges protection of Mexican journalists; Latino leader faults foreign owners of El Diario; "16 women journalists to watch in the Middle East"; "12 Years a Slave" author's kin saw ending on his 3rd try. (2/26/14)

Newsrooms Don't Allow Words for Which Athletes Get a Pass

"12 Years a Slave" Author's Kin Saw Ending on His 3rd Try

"With the Oscars just a few days away, WNYC and PRI’s 'The Takeaway' examines the real stories that have inspired some of this year's Best Picture nominees," the New York public radio station announces.

"Host John Hockenberry sits down with Clayton Adams, the great-great-great-grandson of Solomon Northup, whose memoir inspired the film '12 Years a Slave,' to discuss what the film and Northup's memoir meant to Adams and his family (audio). Adams also imagines what he might say if he were to accept the Best Picture Oscar in this poignant and touching interview."

Of his experience seeing "12 Years a Slave," Adams said, "I saw the movie three times, it took me three times just to be able to stay to the end to actually see the ending."

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