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  • Christopher Nelson 5:50 pm on June 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cartoon, chimpanzee, , Fox News, NAACP, News Corp., NY Post,   

    News Corp. Forms Diversity Council 

    News Corp. the parent company of Fox News but more widely known as one of the largest media conglomerates in the world has formed a new diversity council.

    The AP reports the announcement comes after talks with the NAACP and other civil rights organizations after the controversial chimp cartoon ran earlier this year in the NY Post.

    The cartoon was said to parody President Obama comparing him to a dead chimpanzee.

    Cartoonists said they didn’t mean to make fun of the President.

    Activists said it showed a lack of cultural sensitivity, and also underscored the need for more diverse newsrooms.

     
    • newsletter 9:41 am on August 2, 2011 Permalink

      I do enjoy the way you have framed this specific problem and it really does give me personally some fodder for thought. On the other hand, from everything that I have witnessed, I only hope as the commentary pile on that individuals keep on point and not get started on a soap box of the news du jour. Still, thank you for this excellent piece and whilst I can not really go along with the idea in totality, I value your standpoint.

  • Christopher Nelson 1:43 pm on June 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Campbell Brown, , , Fox News, Huff Post, Huffington Post, , ratings, ,   

    Is CNN Really The Black Network? 

    CNN is sometimes called the black network.

    They have five black anchors, two black White House correspondents, and one black Pentagon correspondent. Those numbers exclude other black correspondents who work on beats as varied as politics, business, and entertainment.

    The network is also working on a highly touted documentary Black In America 2 which will air this July again taking what’s being called an unparalleled look at the black experience in America.

    However as HuffPost notes CNN and MSNBC are both being beat hands down by Fox News.

    Could CNN’s struggles to come up in the ratings be linked to the fact that they don’t have a black presence in their primetime lineup (with the exception of Roland Martin recently filling in for Campbell Brown during her maternity leave)?

     
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