Monday, August 16, 2004

Just another partisan crowd (of journalists)

A San Diego Union-Tribune editorial echoes concerns about the minority journalists at the UNITY convention. The journalists were partisan, unruly, unprofessional, disrespectful and their actions were distasteful. And dumb. That's what the Tribune said about them. Worse, the clods tell the Tribune they wanna do more.
All week at the conference, I heard minority journalists complain that they're tired of writing about Black History Month and Cinco de Mayo - that they want to cover the serious stories.

These are not aspiring journalists. Newspapers like the SD Union-Tribune and others have already hired these "minority" journalists. They're on their payrolls now. And these newspapers will print what these "journos" write. It's why they hired em - for their Attitude.

Newsday wants to hire more.
The next step is ensuring constant monitoring of coverage to ensure it's fair and balanced. We need to make sure that sources for stories include the viewpoints of people of color so when we seek reaction to economic stories, for instance, or reaction to the war in Iraq, we don't forget that people of color spend money and serve in the military.

How about some Newsday fairness to the advertisers you dropped because they have filed lawsuits for circulation fraud?

Did you ever hear such crock? You probably have. If it sounds familiar, it's because Newsday is owned by the Chicago Tribune, acquired when they bought the Los Angeles Times when they got the Baltimore Sun in the deal.

of the Baltimore Sun:
It is essential that The Sun and other news organizations maintain a healthy skepticism about the terror material that is emerging and to be as thorough and consistent as possible in reporting and presenting it.

Uh huh.

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