For the first time in its 40-year history, the National Association of Black Journalists is holding its yearly convention in Minneapolis. More than 1,500 members of NABJ are expected to show up at the Minneapolis Convention Center. They include TV and print journalists, as well as journalism students from across the country.
New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday. Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office, said the autopsy shows heart disease also contributed to his death.
Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.
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Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
Former CBS news correspondent and Arizona State University journalism professor Ben Silver has died. He was 85.
The online news site Minnesota Independent is shutting down. The closing was announced Wednesday on the MnIndy site.
PBS anchor Jim Lehrer told public broadcasters Tuesday that they must continue to defend their federal funding and raise more money to meet an increasing need for serious journalism as commercial newspapers and broadcasters see declines.