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Black Star News
March 20, 2018
It's interesting that the editors of National Geographic decided to examine the publication's past racist representations of Africa. ... copy to then New York Times Op-Ed editor Howell Raines offering to write an Op-Ed about the Times' past racist coverage of Africa; I thought it was best for that story to come out.
March 10, 2018
The editorial board commonly consists of a newspaper's editors, editorial writers and its publishers. The reporters ... As Howell Raines, a onetime editor of The New York Times' editorial page, once put it, “A candidate endorsement is not an attempt to dictate to the reader what he ought to do. It's more aÃâÃÂ ...
New Haven Register
March 5, 2018
This led to the Post reporters noting Greenhouse's editors seemed to have no problem with her marching in that protest. Then New York Times Executive Editor Max Frankel ordered Washington Bureau Chief Howell Raines to tell her she needed to say she was sorry for what she had done and that she hadÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
January 24, 2018
A year before the Civil War, an Alabama businessman set out to win a bet with friends. The international slave trade had been outlawed for decades, but he wagered he could smuggle slaves from Africa to the United States without being caught. To prove it could be done, the businessman, Timothy Meaher,ÃâÃÂ ...
Columbia Journalism Review
January 3, 2018
Risen interviews several of his former editors, including Bill Keller, Howell Raines, and Jill Abramson, providing a window into the frenzied, anxious period ... Toward the end of his piece, Risen offers a mixed review of his battle with the government and his editors: “I believe my willingness to fight theÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
December 15, 2017
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — In 1968, Paul Davis, an ace political reporter and my colleague at The Tuscaloosa News, sniffed out that former Gov. George Wallace, bored with life as “senior adviser” to his wife, then Alabama's governor, was pondering a run for president. He was pressuring two local DemocraticÃâÃÂ ...
December 13, 2017
Former NY Times executive editor, and Alabama native, Howell Raines joins MSNBC's election night coverage to respond to the results of the special election in Alabama. HOWELL RAINES: This is a historic night for Alabama. I think Doug Jones used the metaphor of the crossroads, and I think that's right.
New York Times
December 10, 2017
ARLEY, Ala. — I recently drove the back roads from Birmingham for over two hours before I finally found a sign for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, outside the Arley Coffee Shop. A retired coal miner who frequents what the cashier called the “liars' table” put it to me in theÃâÃÂ ...
November 17, 2017
Howell Raines is a legendary figure in journalism, an Alabama native who joined The New York Times in 1978 and was executive editor of the paper from 2001 to 2003. He's also published a novel, two memoirs, and an unforgettable oral history of the civil-rights movement, My Soul is Rested. This interviewÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
November 11, 2017
DAPHNE, Ala. — Election season is always a tense time in Alabama, still shadowed as we are by George Wallace's “segregation forever” antics and the dread among educated voters that our latest political star will humiliate the state yet again in the eyes of the nation. But not since the state sent WilliamÃâÃÂ ...
September 5, 2017
Birmingham native Howell Raines became the executive editor of The New York Times. Raines began his career as a reporter with the ... During Raines's first year as executive editor of The Times, the newspaper won a record seven Pulitzer Prizes. Raines is the author of several books, including “WhiskeyÃâÃÂ ...
May 31, 2017
The majority of the public editors were bad because the public editor's job was designed to be badly done. It was created after the Jayson Blair scandal and the collapse of Howell Raines' executive editorship, as a means of showing that the Times was serious about managing the institutional damage.
February 18, 2015
Howell Raines, an Alabama native who is the former executive editor of The New York Times, will be one of three people discussing the civil rights era in the South during a special forum Thursday in Selma. Raines, who was born in Birmingham, will take part in a public forum at Carneal ArtsRevive at 7 p.m.ÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Howell Raines was executive editor of The New York Times from 2001-2003, editorial page editor from 1993-2001, and prior to that Washington editor, national political correspondent and London bureau chief. Raines won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1993 for an article on coming of age inÃâÃÂ ...
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