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When Angelou Learned to Be a Journalist

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May 28, 2014

In 1960, Renaissance woman landed editor's job in Egypt; diversity stalls in book publishing, newsrooms, online; Google figures show 61% white, 71% male workforce; "Reporter: I appeared to aid denigration of blacks, Latinos; Jorge Ramos, "startlingly blunt for a news anchor"; Holder pledges no reporter doing his job will go to jail; Touré sorry for tweet after accusation of anti-Semitism; death threats prompt Trinidad-Tobago journalist to leave (5/28/14)

In 1960, Renaissance Woman Landed Editor's Job in Egypt

Diversity Stalls in Book Publishing, Newsrooms, Online

Google Figures Show 61% White, 70% Male Workforce

Reporter: I Appeared to Aid Denigration of Blacks, Latinos

Jorge Ramos "Startlingly Blunt for a News Anchor"

Holder Pledges No Reporter Doing His Job Will Go to Jail

Touré Sorry for Tweet After Accusation of Anti-Semitism

Death Threats Prompt Trinidad-Tobago Journalist to Leave

"The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned recent threats against Trinidad and Tobago journalist Mark Bassant that led the reporter to leave the country last week in fear for his life,"Vanessa I. Garnica reported Monday for the institute.

"On May 22, Bassant, a senior investigative reporter for the Caribbean Communication Network, Channel 6 (CCN TV6), released a video on the network stating that he had received a call from what he called 'a very reliable underworld source' on May 7 advising him that criminal entities wanted to harm him.

"Later in the week following the initial threat, Bassant reported in the video, he met with another source who confirmed face to face that a €2,000 [$2,721]-hit had been ordered against him. Bassant reported the threat to a member of the national security services, who reportedly confirmed that the threat was imminent and advised the journalist to arrange around the clock security. . . ."

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