Newkirk, Pamela, Editor & Publisher
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS MEDIA
'Of all our institutions, the news media still have the greatest potential to guide us over the chasm ... that divides us.'
In 1993, as I joined the journalism faculty at New York University, I began to reflect on a daily newspaper career that had taken me to four news organizations and had allowed me to bear witness to a number of momentous events as a reporter assigned to New York City, the New York State Legislature, Capitol Hill, and South Africa. I had covered the inaugurations of two presidents, a mayor, and a governor, and I had witnessed the dismantling of apartheid in South
Africa. In 1992, I was privileged to share a …
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Publication information: Article title: Shoptalk. Contributors: Newkirk, Pamela - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Publication date: October 16, 2000. Page number: 36. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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