Black journalist Mara Schiavocampo is quickly amassing an impressive portfolio and numerous accolades. Already called the “Journalist of the Future” by NBC Senior Vice President Alexandra Wallace, Schiavocampo was awarded two National Association of Black Journalist “Salute to Excellence” Awards last week in Philidelphia during the organization’s annual conference. Schiavocampo was honored for her work reporting on […]

Gil Noble, the renowned African-American newscaster whose show “Like It Is” has aired on New York’s WABC-TV for 43 years, is reportedly stable after suffering a stroke. According to the New York Daily News: Noble, the host of WABC/Ch. 7’s “Like It Is,” is stablized, according to Ch. 7’s general manager, Dave Davis. “I just […]

An article in the Columbia Journalism Review discusses the increasing number of African-American journalists leaving mainstream media for Black-oriented outlets. The Columbia Journalism Review reports: Some of these moves were prompted by layoffs and buyouts; others by disillusionment with mainstream journalism or a desire to delve more deeply into African-American issues. Whatever the reasons, with […]

WASHINGTON D.C. — Wyclef Jean will head to Washington D.C. for a fundraiser benefiting the National Press Club to raise funds for journalists in Haiti next week.

By Hakim Hasan The specter of newspaper journalists losing their jobs is not visually on par with television depictions of closing manufacturing plants or grimacing blue-collar workers. Yet, the journalism industry continues to face job loses. According to a new report released by the National Association of Black Journalists, Black journalists have suffered a significant […]

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that the percentage of minority news directors rose in both television and radio in 2009 but, overall, the percentage of minorities in both radio and television fell for the third straight year, although the drop in television was small.