10 Black newspapers from across the nation have come together to launch Word In Black, a collective platform that will aim to tell stories on the Black experience from different perspectives throughout the country.

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The Obsidian Collection is working towards bringing vintage Black newspapers to Google.


If you are like most Americans, you get most of your news now online. Yet it was not so long ago that printed newspapers were the dominant daily medium to which most of our citizens turned for news, engagement and entertainment.   RELATED: Real Times Media Signs On As Interactive One Partner Black newspapers in particular played […]

An article in the Columbia Journalism Review discusses the increasing number of African-American journalists leaving mainstream media for Black-oriented outlets. The Columbia Journalism Review reports: Some of these moves were prompted by layoffs and buyouts; others by disillusionment with mainstream journalism or a desire to delve more deeply into African-American issues. Whatever the reasons, with […]

Washington, D.C.–  AFRO.com announced that they partnered with Google to  digitize the newspaper’s historic archives and make them searchable on-line and available to everyone on the web. Link to Afro-American/Google archive

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that the percentage of minority news directors rose in both television and radio in 2009 but, overall, the percentage of minorities in both radio and television fell for the third straight year, although the drop in television was small.