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N O T E S Notes to Chapter 1 1. Author interview with Sylvester Monroe, July 11, 1995 2. “Is Concept of Race a Relic?” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 1995. 3. Jannette L. Dates and William Barlow, Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media (Howard University Press 1990). 4. Geoffrey Cowley, “Testing the Science of Intelligence,” Newsweek, October 24, 1994, 56. 5. As an indication of its intolerance, the New York Times published a series of editorials condemning Jeffries, including “A Professor Flaunts His Bias,” August 9, 1991; “Watching Dr. Jeffries Self-Destruct,” August 25, 1991; “Why the Delay on Dr. Jeffries?” October 30, 1991; “Bigotry Punished,” March 27, 1992; “Handling a Campus Demagogue,” August 6, 1993; and “Bigotry on Display; Hate Speech and the University,” April 6, 1995. 6. See Patrick Goldstein “Public Enemy and A Psychiatrist’s Theory of Race,” Los Angeles Times, April 29, 1990. Also see Richard Harrington, “PE and the ‘Pigment Envy’ Theory,” Washington Post, May 2, 1990. 7. Figures from 1998 annual minority employment statistics prepared by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Radio and Television News Directors Association/Ball State University. 8. Social Control in the Newsroom” 2d ed. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, May 1960). 9. Herbert Gans, Deciding What’s News, (New York: Vintage Books, 1980), 39. 10. Ibid., 61. 11. “New Orleans’ Newspapers Give White View of the City,” the TimesPicayune , June 17, 1993. 12. Stacey Teicher, “When Journalists Wrestle with Race: A Case Study of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Series ‘Together Apart: The Myth of Race,’” M.A. thesis, University of Missouri—Columbia, August 1998, 59. 13. Ibid., 61–62. 14. Ibid., 42. 15. Author interview with Jim Amoss, May 27, 1999.| 225 | 16. Ibid. 17. Teicher, “When Journalists Wrestle with Race,” 68. 18. Ibid., 67. 19. Author interview with Keith Woods, March 15, 1999. 20. Amoss interview. 21. Teicher, “When Journalists Wrestle with Race,” 65. 22. “News Junkies, News Critics: How Americans Use the News and What They Think about It,” February 1997, A Newseum Survey by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. 23. H. Himmelstein, TV Myth and the American Mind (New York Praeger, 1984), 206. 24. “Editing Reality: An Ethnographic and Analytical Study of Photographic Production at Four Major Newspapers,” Dissertation Abstracts International, University at Austin, 1995, 239. 25. ”Negative News and Little Else,” Los Angeles Times, which was part of a Pulitzer-Prize-winning series on minorities in the media. 26. “Crime, Drugs and the Media: The Black Pathology Biz,” Nation, November 20, 1989. 27. Author interview with Paula Walker, June 1995. 28. Ibid. 29. “The Big City: Once, Racism Meant Leaving Harlem Alone,” New York Times, February 18, 1999, B1. 30. BBDO’s 12th annual “Report on Black TV Viewing,” February 21, 1997. 31. Open letter written by Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News, October 4, 1995. 32. “Keyes Takes High Road, Hard Line,” Des Moines Register, December 3, 1995. 33. “Why I’m Marching in Washington,” New York Times, October 14, 1995, A19. 34. “Tensions over Racism and Anti-Semitism Have Surfaced in Georgia House Campaign,” New York Times, October 16, 1996, A2. The article notes McKinney’s 1994 House vote. Also see “Georgia Campaign ’96: McKinney Opponent Urges Her to ‘Renounce’ All Bias,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, October 16, 1996. 35. “Two Standards About Words on Farrakhan,” New York Times, B1, April 11, 1997. 36. Letter to author from News editor William Borders, July 18, 1995. 37. “Signal from Central Park,” Washington Times, G1. 38. “Race in the News: Mainly about Whites,” sec. 4, 27. Notes to Chapter 1| 226 | 39. “Papers Reveal Bias in Central Park Case,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 22, 1989, 3B. 40. Author interview with Curtis Taylor, 1995. 41. “One Precinct, 2 Very Different Murder Cases,” New York Times, March 15, 1999, A1. 42. Today Show transcript, November 13, 1992. 43. Sanford J. Ungar and David Gergen, “Africa and the American Media,” November 1991. 44. Author interview with Bryant Gumbel, Occasional Paper 9, The freedom forum Media Studies Center, May 30, 1995. 45. Author interview with Gartner, June 1995. 46. Gumbel interview. Notes to Chapter 2 1. Jannette L. Dates and William Barlow, Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media” (Howard University Press: 1990). 2. “Shotgun Rule Defended by U.S. Senator Tillman,” New York Press, February 27, 1900. 3. “New York World, September 1895. 4. The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles. 5. John Edward Bruce Collection, Schomburg Library, Rare...


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