Category Archives: Media

Black Journalists Are Critical to Our Democracy

The election of Donald Trump and the actions of his young administration have spotlighted the importance of facts. Since President Trump’s inauguration, truth and honest analysis have become rare commodities in the White House. In addition to promoting false narratives and condoning unrepentant lying, the Trump administration has also made it difficult to access government data, research, and other forms… Read More »

If You Want Black Audiences, Give Them A Seat at the Table

If you’re trying to appeal to black consumers without a black voice in the room, you’re taking the wrong approach. Across studies and articles detailing ways to reach out to African-American audiences, one common idea is omnipresent: authenticity. Authenticity is the key to unlocking the $162 billion in buying power black millennials hold in the… Read More »

Black Publishers Push for Report on Federal Ad Spending

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is set to begin work on a report detailing advertising spending by federal agencies—particularly as it pertains to Black and Latino media companies. “After several senators joined our request, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Shumer, GAO sent us an update in February saying that the request would take about six… Read More »

Fox News and Ebony Magazine Receive “Thumbs Down” Award from NABJ

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) issues its 2017 Thumbs Down Award to FOX News and Ebony magazine today. The Thumbs Down Award is presented annually to an individual or organization for especially insensitive, racist or stereotypical reporting, commentary, photography or cartoon about the black community or for engaging in practices at odds with… Read More »

Black Press Needed Now, More Than Ever

After a week of fellowship, panels, lectures and dinners at the National Newspaper Publishers Association Convention 2017, most guests agree the Black press is alive and needed more than ever. Throughout the convention, held in Washington D.C., speakers stressed the importance of the press addressing issues integral to bettering the Black community. Each National Newspaper… Read More »