Skip to comments.Beyonce receives journalism award from New York Assoc. of Black Journalists [Sadly, No Joke]
Posted on 05/04/2012 11:03:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Beyonce is already a 16-time Grammy winner, but the new mother has just added another prestigious honor to her resume.
New York Association of Black Journalists has named Beyonce one of the years top journalists for an article she wrote in the July 2011 issue of Essence magazine called "Eat, Play, Love.
According to KABC, the article was about how her life changed when she took a brief break from music.
E! News reports that the first-person written article was just one of the promotional duties Beyonce took on as she promoted her album 4.
The Crazy in Love singer will be just one of 40 journalists honored in NABJ's arts and entertainment magazine category, but theres no word yet on if she will appear in person to accept the award at the New York banquet gala on May 15.
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This is just another nail in the coffin of real journalism.
Journalists, as we have seen over the past years, engage in celebrity worship...and this apparently is no exception.
Can you imagine being a struggling, hard working, FAIR minded young black journalist—wanting to be recognized for your contributions to the craft? And then you see some celebrity getting this kind of award?
At least even some liberal sources are acknowledging this is pathetic:
She's a journalist because she wrote a first person account of a brief hiatus she took from performing? This has to be a parody. Then again, "journalism" is such a standardless profession that this probably shouldn't surprise me. It all comes down to Beyonce is a cute, popular black woman and we want to promote that so let's give her an award so she can call herself an "award winning journalist" too.
I guess if Algore and his O-ness can “win” Nobel Peace Prizes, Miss Thang can will a journalism award.
Everybody gets a trophy, after all...
This award is hugely logical; US presstitutes are already getting scooped by college kids, ex-shop clerks, gun magazine writers, and people in their underwear. The job of “real” journoz is to NOT report the news.
Why not raise Sexy Cleopatra to the lofty heavens of official US journalism...?
It makes sense.
Entertainment, media, news and politics have all morphed into one entity.
If you accept that idea, many things going on in the US today will make much more sense.
The obsession with race, entertainment and celebrity status versus the values of work, study, legitimacy, etc accounts for the differences in cultures, productivity, and image.
Who did the White Journalists Association honor? Oh, never mind.
Probably ghostwritten as well since it was part of her promotional duties.
The news “shows” are just devolving into infotainment. It’s just some are dissolving their old standards a lot faster than others.
I can’t watch the news - national or local - anymore. They are all “Entertainment Tonight” or “Extra” or worse. Seriously. Pap and pablum. I watch CBN and listen to talk radio and hunt my news down online.
Hey, can she really be any worse than the journalists who gave her the silly award?
well, she’s better lookin than danny and way smarter than olby...you gotta give her that...
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