A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE LACK OF BLACK JOURNALISTS AT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES AND NEWS ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE, WITH CELEBRATED JOURNALIST AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR:
Former reporter, White House correspondent, bureau chief, assistant managing editor, assistant foreign editor, senior editor and national editor including Newsweek, Time Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ebony and American Public Media. Current Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication, Leadership & Policy.
News, Investigations and Observations focusing on Pasadena, California, but stretching to greater Los Angeles and beyond.
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Examination of a single neighborhood block — let alone an entire city or nation — can balance scales, empower the aggrieved and enlighten the less informed. Such content on this site is offered to ignite discussion, not extinguish it.
A dearth of racially diverse journalists, gender-based inequities, public schools being devoured by private schools, unaffordable housing, homelessness on the rise — even a famed City of Roses has its thorns.
To discover the curious in the otherwise ordinary, to find the big noise in the quiet detail, to cast a light upon the darkest of corridors — our views of peculiar events are too often displaced by the easily embraced.
Where do we go when facts and truths and research are bound and gagged by speed and deception and anything goes? A journey to the heart of a matter requires a map as colossal as the patience to interpret it.