ESPN and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will expand their relationship by offering an internship at ESPN that will begin in the summer of 2016. The internship will be offered in memory of Stuart Scott for his contributions to sports journalism. The longtime ESPN anchor died January 4, 2015 after a long battle …
Dean Baquet (1956-) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist and the first African-American executive editor at The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for leading a team of Chicago Tribune reporters who exposed corruption on the Chicago city council.
Oprah Winfrey (1954-) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program from 1986-2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet and scholar. He received his doctorate in 1895 from Harvard University.
Ed Bradley (1941-2006) was an American journalist who worked for 26 years for CBS News award-winning television program 60 minutes. He received 19 Emmy Awards during his time at CBS.
Belva Davis (1932-) is an African-American television and radio journalist. She is the first African-American woman to become a television reporter on the U.S. West Coast. She has won eight Emmy Awards and been recognized by the American Women in Radio and Television and National Association of Black Journalists.
Charlayne Hunter Gault (1942-) joined the investigative team at WRC-TV in 1967. The following year, she joined the New York Times as a metropolitan reporter covering the urban African-American community. She later went on to work for The NewsHour and for CNN in Johannesburg as bureau chief. She has won two Emmy’s for her work.
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. He produced many abolitionist newspapers including The North Star and published his own autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
Each day this month, Columbia Journalism Association of Black Journalists will feature an influential African-American journalist. Today, we celebrate Sam Lacy (1903-2003). Lacy was an African-American and Native American sportswriter, reporter, columnist, editor and TV/radio commentator who was the first black member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He is a member of the writers’ …
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