Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CNN: Can't Find Anyone of Color Qualified

The Root
Richard Prince
July 10, 2011 at 4:37 AM

CNN's top executive has all but said that the on-air journalists of color it employs are not ready for prime time, and deployed Mark Whitaker, the former Newsweek editor who recently became a CNN news executive, to talk with the National Association of Black Journalists about finding more suitable ones.
In a statement protesting CNN's new fall prime-time lineup that was announced Wednesday and includes no journalists of color, NABJ President Kathy Y. Times said she had raised the issue with Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.

Full Story: http://www.theroot.com/blogs/diversity/cnn-cant-find-anyone-color-qualified

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