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Social Media 101 with Mediabistro

December 21, 2012 Do you know someone who needs basic training on how to set up and use a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn profile? We can help. Join us for Social Media 101, an online conference and...

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Rob Parker Suspended for 30 Days

December 20, 2012 Others disciplined, "oversight" of "First Take" pledged; Greg Moore named editor of year for Aurora coverage; "Frontline" on gang interveners wins duPont-Columbia; majority of blacks...

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Women Politicians Lead East Oakland Rally Against Social Security Cuts

December 19, 2012 By Howard Dyckoff - More than 50 rallied last week in East Oakland to oppose any cuts in Medicare and Social Security. Protesters joined Congressional Rep. Barbara Lee, Assembly...

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Name it, Oakland!

December 19, 2012 By Sabirah Mustafa - Growing up in Oakland I used to imagine I was the mayor. Playgrounds and basketball courts would stay open 24 hours if I had my way.  Big wheels and dirt bikes...

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NRA Was Influenced by Black Panthers

December 24, 2012 Oakland group of 1960s brandished guns in public; editors grade Newtown coverage in light of inaccuracies; Terry Glover, Ebony managing editor, dies at 57; N.Y. Times urges pardon for...

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Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2012

December 28, 2012 A year in the quest for news media that look like America (12/28/12) 1. Neither GOP Nor News Media Looked Like America 2. Social Media Can Mean Trouble: Ask Martin, Whitlock, Lee or...

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Books to Ring In the New Year

December 31, 2012 N.C. governor pardons Wilmington 10. Reads for 2013 (Part 2): Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez; Eric Deggans; Karl Evanzz; Mark A. Huddle; Chester Higgins Jr.; Natalie...

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VIDEO – ‘Tis the Season: Laurel Neighborhood Harmonizes to Help Others in Need

December 26, 2012 By Katherine Brown - Is harmony and unity possible in East Oakland? The Laurel Merchant and Laurel District Association strive to prove that it does....

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PHOTOS: Health of the Hood – Cleveland Heights

December 26, 2012 By Sabirah Mustafa - Cleveland Heights has a lot of natural beauty, but requires diligent maintenance. Otherwise, leaves back up storm drains, and tree branches block out street...

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Education is My Weapon of Choice

December 26, 2012 By Debora Gordon - Since the Newtown school shootings, there has been talk among some, such as John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” calling for teachers and other school...

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‘He COULD Have Done It, But I Don’t Think He Did’

January 27, 2012 By Debora Gordon - Lam offered me contact information for his attorney, David Kelvin, who agreed to speak with me in last October. I felt limited in my knowledge of the criminal...

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For Diversity Champion Wanda Lloyd, the Challenges Haven’t Changed

By Joe Grimm January 2, 2013 As news organizations tried to find a foothold within a rapidly changing technological and business environment, newsrooms downsized and diversity efforts took a...

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"Django" Both Flash Point, Free-for-All

January 2, 2013 For every virtue, an opponent finds a vice; Al Jazeera expands with purchase of Current TV; is "white knuckle" like "flesh"-colored bandages?; Unity officially picks "Journalists for...

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A Tale of Four Fatalities in Two Days in One City

January 3, 2013 By Ronald Owens - Four young people who were still in their teens were gunned down in the streets of Oakland on a grim Thanksgiving Day weekend last year. Two of the victims were killed...

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Film Critic Wesley Morris Departs Boston Globe

January 4, 2013 Pulitzer winner to devote more time to Grantland website; CNN exec's job is "building diverse slate of anchors"; new Unity president voted for "Journalists of Color"; Milton Coleman...

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CBS 2 | WBBM-TV

Per Diem Desk Assistant Posted on:  January 7, 2013 Purpose of position:To assist assignment editor, reporters and producers in daily news coverage. Primary accountabilities: To upload a cover letter...

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Benét Wilson Appointed to ONA Board

MIJE Staff January 7, 2013 The Online News Association today announced the appointment of Benét Wilson, eNewsletters/Social Media Editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, to its 2013 Board of...

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“Take It or Leave It”

January 5, 2013 By Jian Di Liang - Seeing people begging for money on the street, it reminds me of many middle-aged new Chinese immigrants’ stories. http://oaklandvoices.us/take-it-or-leave-it/

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"Django" Action Figures Stoke Controversy

January 7, 2013 Some editors failed to see no-brainer story; . . . movie's critics say, "Oh, no, they didn't!"; freed slaves died by thousands from diseases; RTDNA's foundation to honor Twitter as news...

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ESPN Cuts Rob Parker

January 8, 2013 Commentator's 30-day suspension made permanent (1/8/13); "Django" action figures stoke controversy; . . . movie's critics say, "Oh, no, they didn't!"; freed slaves died by thousands...

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