Posts Tagged “Journalism”

Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001

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Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001

Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001 A year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I was quickly signed by Creators Syndicate to distribute my column, which I described as “defining the moderate Arab Voice.” The column was tough on governments, tough on extremists and tough on “truth”. On…

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The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

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The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago Chicago City Hall Journalist Harry Golden Jr., died on May 1, 1988, 30 years ago having documented Chicago’s rollercoaster political scene, and bringing to a final end the era of Front Page journalism. Golden was one of the best journalists in America…

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests Anger and emotion has driven many Palestinians to oppose any contacts with Israelis, calling it “normalization.” That’s a errant policy and a mistake, and it is misleading. Normalization is used by extremists to block any contacts between Palestinians and Israelis regardless of the intended outcome under the misleading belief that…

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

Community news site DNAInfo.com closes Community news organizations including those online must do better job of fairly reporting the the news than the biased and racist major mainstream news media. Chicagoland journalism is plagued by bias and racism in the news media and its not an easy thing to fix. The demise of DNAInfo.com only…

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Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists

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Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists

Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists In their confrontation with Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council has demanded that Al-Jazeera close its doors. That may sound tough and extreme to some given its many years of battling racism and discrimination in America. But in recent years, Al-Jazeera’s has made a steady downward slide away from…

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

Arab American journalists face industry bias Arab American journalists continue to be targeted by racism and discrimination that dominate the mainstream American news media. America’s journalism industry is driven by an unethical and unprofessional growing trend by American media outlets to exclude any voices that are critical of Israel. It’s the main reason why there are so…

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News media bias is primary cause of racism

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News media bias is primary cause of racism

News media bias is primary cause of racism As the nation engages in a political and partisan debate over racism and gender discrimination, the real culprit is actually fueling both. The news media has historically been the main impetus in fueling racism and gender bias in America, something that protestors are ignoring for political reasons….

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world A total of 259 journalists are currently in jails in 31 countries, including 53 jailed in the Middle East. The report from the Committee to Protect Journalists notes that Turkey has the largest number of jailed journalists, 81, followed by China, with 38. Despite political criticism of Russia, that…

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Fake vs Biased news in American political system

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Fake vs Biased news in American political system

Fake vs Biased news in American political system The mainstream news media is pushing stories about how “fake news” on social media helped elect Donald Trump president of the United States, but avoids the real issue of how “fake news” is actually no different than the “biased news” published by the biased, racist and bigoted…

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2010 Letter to SPJ protesting their political decision to condemn Helen Thomas

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2010 Letter to SPJ protesting their political decision to condemn Helen Thomas

National American Arab Journalists Association www.NAAJA-US.com PO Box 2127, Orland Park, IL., 60462 312-933-9855 RAY HANANIA National Coordinator Dec. 9, 2010 Society of Professional Journalists National Board of Directors Dear Board members: I am writing to urge the board not to take any action to terminate the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. The purpose of…

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