My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at The New York Times
  • My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at The New York Times
  • My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at The New York Times

My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at The New York Times

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by Gerald M. Boyd
     
 

“An inspiring and riveting tale.” —Patrik Henry Bass, Senior Editor, Essence

 

After a career of many firsts, journalist Gerald Boyd became the first black managing editor of the New York Times. But the dream ended abruptly with Boyd’s forced resignation in the wake of scandal over Jayson Blair, a reporter who had

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“An inspiring and riveting tale.” —Patrik Henry Bass, Senior Editor, Essence

 

After a career of many firsts, journalist Gerald Boyd became the first black managing editor of the New York Times. But the dream ended abruptly with Boyd’s forced resignation in the wake of scandal over Jayson Blair, a reporter who had plagiarized and fabricated news stories.

 

A rare inside view of power and behind-the-scenes politics at the nation’s premier newspaper, My Times in Black and White is the inspirational tale of a man who rose from urban poverty to the top of his field, struggling against whitedominated media, tearing down racial barriers, and all the while documenting the most extraordinary events of the latter twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556529528
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
1,496,780
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: "This Is Really Hard" 3

1 Loss and Love 15

2 Seeds of Ambition 39

3 From Uganda X to Cub Reporter 59

4 Growing but Restless 81

5 Fresh Starts 103

6 D.C. Grind 121

7 Fast Tracked 153

8 My Times 177

9 Shifting Priorities and Alliances 201

10 Joy and Heartbreak 215

11 The Outsiders 233

12 The Greatest Story 255

13 Managing Up, Managing Down 271

14 The Makings of a Scandal 293

15 Inquisition 315

16 Free Fail 333

17 A Time for Good-byes 359

Afterword Robin D.Stone Stone, Robin D. 383

Postscript 389

Contributors 391

Index 393

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