African American Journalists: Autobiography as Memoir and by Calvin L. Hall

By Calvin L. Hall

During this e-book Calvin L. corridor examines opt for autobiographies written through African American journalists_Jill Nelson's Volunteer Slavery, Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler, Jake Lamar's Bourgeois Blues, and Patricia Raybon's My First White Friend_in order to discover the connection among race, classification, gender, and journalism perform.

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Michael Schudson, Discovering the News (New York: BasicBooks, 1978), 6. 32. Kovach and Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism, 73. 33. Schudson, Discovering the News, 6. 34. Kovach and Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism, 73. 35. David Croteau and William Hoynes, Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences, 3rd ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge, 2003), 133. Journalism 13 36. David T. Z. Mindich, Just the Facts: How “Objectivity” Came to Define American Journalism (New York: New York University Press, 1998).

Her pursuit of the job is situated in blackness; blackness, for her, is not about the status that comes from being a reporter at the Post. It is about monetary security—for her, the only type of power that is transferable across public spheres. Her interview with Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, as presented by Nelson, shows her having to confront a white person’s possible expectations about what constitutes black life. ” In addition, she writes that “[t]he day of the glorification of the stereotypical poor, pathological Negro is over.

28. George Sylvie and Patricia Dennis Witherspoon, Time, Change and the American Newspaper, Lea’s Communication Series (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002). 29. Howard Good, The Journalist as Autobiographer (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993), 3. 30. Margo V. Perkins, Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000), 41–42. 31. Michael Schudson, Discovering the News (New York: BasicBooks, 1978), 6. 32. Kovach and Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism, 73.

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