Why I’m devoting a year to helping black newspapers survive

Photo courtesy of Regina H. Boone

As black communities risk being overlooked by many newsrooms, so do black newspapers risk being overlooked or undervalued by advertisers. During the next year, I’ll study family, legacy and the viability of black newspapers in America as a Knight-Wallace fellow. When I first returned to the Richmond Free Press, I felt consumed by questions: How might we keep the paper relevant, and financially sound? Those questions evade easy answers, but they’ll power my research, and they sustain my conviction that no community deserves to be left behind.

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Radio One Detroit OKs deal to sell WCHB

photo Credit : JOE JONES, NAN MICHIGAN
Rev. Charles Williams II and NAN Michigan held press conference 06/12/17 urging Radio One Detroit to Cancel its prospective Sale to Crawford Media

 

The media company expects to close on the sale to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Co. within 90 days. The station plans to move the “Mildred Gaddis Show” from sister station 99.9 FM to WPZR 102.7 once the deal closes.

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