Richard Prince's Journal-isms

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Raised by 161 people in 4 months
Richard Prince  ALEXANDRIA, VA
Stay woke!

That rallying cry took on added urgency in November, not only with the election of Donald J. Trump, but with the passing of Gwen Ifill, a truth-teller who, like fellow journalist George Curry, left us this year with daunting journalistic shoes to fill.

Reports tell us that some news organizations are seeing huge spikes in donations and subscriptions as readers look to support newsrooms that hold Trump accountable.

That's a good thing. But we also must hold newsrooms accountable, especially on issues of diversity and inclusion.

"Richard Prince's Journal-isms" has sought to fill that role since 1991. It calls out the media when warranted; it lets news consumers know of best practices; it encourages our journalists of color and others who care about accurate and fair coverage. It tries to make sense of our new political and media reality.

"Journal-isms" received a heartwarming outpouring of support this year when readers came forward with ideas, suggestions and assistance as it was steered unexpectedly toward an independent path. A strategy committee evaluated business models and continues to do so.

Now it needs financial support to continue its mission. The new business entity "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" will be accepting gifts or loans that will help us in the media "stay woke." A Go Fund Me page has been created at < https://www.gofundme.com/richard-princes-journalisms>. The gifts are not tax deductible, but donors will be enrolled as "Journal-isms" charter members and as "Journal-isms" subscribers. (Make sure we have your preferred email address.)

"Richard Prince's Journal-isms" is registered at 
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Beacon Mall Banking Center
6802 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306

Please feel free to forward this message to the like-minded with your endorsement.

Thanks. Let's stay woke!

Richard Prince
Journal-isms
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Update 3
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4 months ago
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"Richard Prince's Journal-isms is one of a kind. Good judgment, good reporting, good writing, much needed. It has earned all the support it can get."
--Barry Sussman, contributor to the Washington Post's legendary history
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4 months ago
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"Richard Prince's Journal-isms is one of a kind. Good judgment, good reporting, good writing, much needed. It has earned all the support it can get."
--Barry Sussman
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4 months ago
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Welcome to readers of "Journal-isms" on The Root! Our "Stay Woke" notice was added to the column on Tuesday.
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Beth Larson
4 months ago
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Blah blah blah more Dribble from the left. Shut up and go away

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$15,216 of $50k goal

Raised by 161 people in 4 months
Created November 28, 2016
BC
$100
Barbara Ciara
2 days ago

Truth to Power Richard!

AM
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Alison Bethel McKenzie
5 days ago

Ohhh, honey chil', it took me a minute. But I'm here. I've been busy, busy, busy! Here's what I want to say to you on the record: Richard Prince sent me away. I don't remember his exact words, but it was at one of his regular D.C. dinners that he pulled me aside, handed me the phone and said, "Talk. They need an editor in The Bahamas and I mentioned your name. Talk." The decision to get on that phone and the later decision to take the managing director position at a newspaper in the Caribbean changed the trajectory of my life - and my career (or maybe it fulfilled by destiny). Ten year later, I am still outside of the country promoting the craft the best I know how - editing, training, coaching, mentoring, fighting for press freedom. Richard Prince has ALWAYS been in my corner, as a friend and as an adviser. No matter how far away I am, he is there - encouraging, cheering, clapping, looking for the next scoop. As for his column, it is a must-read for anyone who wants to know anything about what is happening in the media with minorities and globally with press freedom. Journal-isms reaches me around the world. It inspires me, sometimes makes me angry and often leaves me just shaking my head. But it always informs. Thank you, Prince, for your dedication, your insatiable curiosity and, most importantly, your friendship and support. Alison

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Kara Larson
10 days ago

Thank you

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Angie Terrell
12 days ago

Always in your corner, Scoop! How about a monthly subscrption? Coming up!

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Anonymous
18 days ago (Offline Donation)
EC
$200
Ellis Cose
21 days ago
SB
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Simeon&Carol Booker
21 days ago

Here's to many more years!

DG
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Dorothy Gilliam
26 days ago (Offline Donation)

From the time I was hired as the first African American female reporter at The Washington Post 55 years ago, I have been fanatical about diversity in mainstream media because I know it produces fairer, more democratic news for all Americans. At a time when a powerful and inclusive media is more important than ever, the relevance of 'Journal-isms' grows daily. http://bit.ly/2ndAafK

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Kevin Powell
28 days ago

Mr. Richard Prince, I have long appreciated you and journal-isms.com and the education and information and resources we get from you on the regular. Just thank you. An honor to help.

LH
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Lee Hawkins
29 days ago

I love Journal-isms and Richard! Keep up the great work brother!

Beth Larson
4 months ago
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Blah blah blah more Dribble from the left. Shut up and go away

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