A provocative exploration of the way in which reader comment sections - created to foster the free flow of ideas and opinions on the news of the day - have spiraled downward into what many journalists call "cesspools" of racism and bigotry. The book features reader comments amassed over years from various news sites, as well as commentary from and analysis by experts in media, journalism, law, and contemporary culture. The foreword is by Chuck D, the founder of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Public Enemy.
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About the Author
A frequent contributor to The New York Daily News, Samuels began her career on the staff of The New York Times Style Section, where a number of her features about the African-American community earned her an award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Samuels has been an editor for national publications as BET Weekend, Billboard, Heart & Soul, and Impact Weekly. Her stories have also appeared in Essence, The Source, Consumer's Digest, Glamour, Global Rhythm magazine, The Asbury Park Press, Horizon Magazine, Upscale, Honey, CODE, Caribbeat, Forum and Child Magazine, among others. She was a contributing writer for Mama's Little Baby: The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby's First Year. Samuels resides in Brooklyn, New York.
As a freelance journalist, Samuels has written exclusive, front-page articles for the New York Daily News and her work has appeared in Consumer's Digest, Global Rhythm magazine, The Asbury Park Press, Upscale, Honey, CODE, Caribbeat Magazine, Heart & Soul, a health and fitness publication, Forum, published by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, FierceForBlackWomen.com, and DiverseBusinessNews.com. She was also a contributing writer for "Mama's Little Baby: The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby's First Year," by Dennis Brown and Pamela A. Toussaint (Dutton, 1997).
"Rants & Retorts: How Bigots Got a Monopoly on Commenting About News Online," is Samuels' first book.