Let’s put you in the position of a being black person living in the South during the Civil Rights Movement.
“If you picked up a white newspaper you as a black person didn’t exist,” says Craig Flournoy.
Flournoy is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and professor of journalism at Southern Methodist University.
“There was no record of you being born, no record of you graduating from high school much less college, no record of you getting married, no record of your promotion and no record of you dying,” he says.
The Anniston Star plans to discontinue its Monday print edition in October and make other cost-cutting moves while refocusing on digital content.
The newspaper, owned by Consolidated Publishing Co., in announcing the changes said the Monday paper is the smallest in advertising and circulation. Editor Bob Davis said readers can access new content on Mondays on the newspaper's website (http://www.annistonstar.com).
Birmingham, AL – The state's growing Hispanic population brings a growing need for Spanish-language media. Those radio stations and newspapers are key players in helping immigrants integrate. Amanda DeWald reports