In 1941, a meeting of leading Black publishers from across the nation was held in Chicago to unify for the common mission of Black journalism. Out of that meeting, the National Negro Publishers Association was formed. Fifteen years later, the trade association was renamed the National Newspaper Publishers Association - the premiere association of the Black Press - but the history goes back much further. We discuss a legacy forged over 188 years.
The new trend of hyperlocal news coverage is redefining the news landscape. Is this a new opportunity to target your brand, client or product for a certain niche audience? Or, is it a waste of your valuable media relations time? What are the opportunities it is/will afford PR pros and their strategy of story pitches?
Over his 15 years as a journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas interviewed some of the most accomplished people in America, and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. For 14 of those years, he hid the fact that he is an undocumented immigrant, "living in a different kind of reality, relying on a sort of 21st-century underground railroad of supporters, people who took an interest in my future and took risks for me."