June 02, 2013

NAJA says no to Holder

Groups of Journalists Shun Holder

The NABJ, NAJA and AAJA have declined to meet with the attorney general.

By Richard Prince
Citing the stipulation that the meeting would be off the record, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the news service representing black newspapers said Sunday that they would not attend Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Monday meeting with journalists of color to refine guidelines on dealing with journalists during leak investigations.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Unity: Journalists of Diversity, Inc., umbrella group have said they would attend.

The Native American Journalists Association, also citing the off-the-record stipulation, has said it would not.

However, NAJA and AAJA would still be represented, since they are members of Unity: Journalists for Diversity, along with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and NAHJ.
Comment:  For more on Indians and journalism, see Natives Protest Rapid City Journal and Natives "Filed Away" by Stereotypes.


dmarks said...

"meeting with journalists of color"

uhh. again with the colored people references. How quaint and clumsy.

Rob said...

"Colored" may be quaint since it's old. "People of color," a different term, is relatively new and therefore not quaint by definition.