Skip to comments.Orlando Sentinel Editor Ousted in Restructuring
Posted on 08/11/2013 8:25:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
Mark Russell, whose nearly three years as editor of the Orlando Sentinel were marked by coverage of the Trayvon Martin case and the hazing death of a marching band member at Florida A&M University, was ousted Wednesday in a reorganization that eliminated his job.
Russell was replaced by Avido Khahaifa [pdf], a corporate manager who is also African American and for whom the editor's job will be an additional role.
Both men were at the National Association of Black Journalists convention last week in nearby Kissimmee, Fla...........
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The Orlando Sentinel led the charge for the indictment and conviction of George Zimmerman with one-sided racially biased reporting that served ultimately to poison the jury pool in Seminole County.
Negative information about Zimmerman were dug up and amplified and always found a place in the paper, while anything negative about Trayvon Martin was screened and censored -- and still is to this day.
For over a year readers blamed the bias on the reporters, but now we see the reason for that racial animus in black and white and color.
Purges of Stalinist stooges are never pretty.
There is only one Mark Russell
The fix is in
The fix is STILL in
I, for one, won’t feel bad when this rag goes belly up.
Purges at the Orlando Sentinel
I don’t know about all you out there but I’m betting that whoever is pulling the strings down there got a twofer....black and Muslim....
They are just replacing one racist bigot with another one.
Is there a hijab in the future for Rene Stutzman
Trayvon Martin’s parents to join National Bar for news conference today
July 29, 2013
Fulton and Tracy Martin are also expected to speak Friday during the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Kissimmee.
Rev. Al Sharpton will also be in attendance and will lead a session Thursday about coverage of the controversial case. That session includes Orlando Sentinel editor Mark Russell as a panelist.
Issues and Voices that Matter September 13, 2012
Trayvon Martin Media Forum
Trayvon Martin Media Forum (L/R- Francis Oliver, Susan Vernon-Devlin, Jennifer Bisram, and Mark Russell)
Hear a panel of CThe forum is conceived and hosted by the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists and held Saturday, August 11, 2012 in the sanctuary of Sanfords New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. It is moderated by association president, Daralene Jones, a reporter for WFTV/Channel 9.
(Note: Francis Oliver is Natalie Jackson’s mother)
News outlets from around the world covered marches and rallies in Sanford sparked by Trayvons death, but Russell said a diverse team of Sentinel staffers was asked to take a deeper look at how Central Florida is affected by race.
Russell said a goal of the series was to prompt conversations about race, stereotypes and the states stand your ground law.
In addition to the series, the Sentinel hosted a forum on race relations at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford. More than 200 people attended.
Not only was the Trayvon Martin bias projected, hyped and overblown, Obama scandals, if reported at all, were relegated to inside pages with minimal coverage.
The black racists are far more powerful in their community than the KKK/Democrats ever were and operate right out in the open with government support.
If that's true then he must have a dark side.
~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Cant Say In America
Yes, but they hope this one is more successful. You can be as loyal as possible but the Soviets would still shoot you if you failed or retreated.
and they still purge their award-winning editor. LOL
That tells you what those awards are worth.
Mark Russell can’t read and write cursive..
Mr Russel left to start a band...Creepy and the Ass Crackers.
“The Sentinel staff in March won the Freedom Forum/American Society of News Editors Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity in the aftermath of the Martin case”
Ugh! Melanie Sill of Duke Lacrosse fame/frame.
Dean of the School of Media and Communication
The Riverton (Wyo.) Ranger
Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community
The University of Kansas, Lawrence
Mizell Stewart III
Vice President/Content, Newspaper Division
The E.W. Scripps Co., Cincinnati
Board of Directors
Debra Adams Simmons,
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Nancy Barnes, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Amanda Bennett, Bloomberg News, New York
Jim Brady, Digital First Media, New York
Neil Brown, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times
Alfredo Carbajal, Al Día, Dallas
Lucy Dalglish, Philip Merril College of Journalism, University of Maryland
Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica, New York
Manny Garcia, El Nuevo Herald, Miami
Susan Goldberg, Bloomberg News, New York
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Karen Magnuson, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Dori Maynard, Maynard Institute
Michael Oreskes, The Associated Press, New York
Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune
Melanie Sill, Southern California Public Radio, Pasadena
George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Robyn Tomlin, Digital First Media, New York
Poor circulation and financial results are the likely reasons for the change. For many years, the Sentinel has been at odds with its core readership, which is white, middle class, moderately conservative, hetero, and old. By diligent effort and perverse editorial policies, the Sentinel alienated this base by pushing gay rights and racially charged stories while toadying to its favored liberal politicians. Meanwhile, the area’s burgeoning Hispanic population has little attachment to the Sentinel in comparison to Spanish language news outlets, and the Black community is resistant to acquiring the habit of buying and reading the Sentinel no matter how much it tries to appeal to them.
No sympathy from me...the Slantinel was vehemently Black Racist in their coverage of the Zimmerman case. Does not look like that will change with new editor Wiz Khalifa
Now that you can get coupons on line...there is zero need for the Slantinel now. Its getting expensive as bird cage and dog cage liner
How does Russell like affirmative action in action?
I am sure the new guy will be so much more moderate
I hope its circulation crashed
Yet, the Sentinel's initial reporting on the story was straightforward and balanced -- including the exculpatory eyewitness evidence and full detail on Zimmmerman's wounds.
In my opinion, the Sentinel's initial reporting was one of the reasons why Trayvon's death did not become a local cause celebre until the national media and the Justice Brothers got on the case three weeks later.
That makes it even worse --
The OS had the facts right and then abandoned them in favor of the propaganda narrative.
Other papers and news outlets throughout the country relied upon the OS for their reporting, but instead of delivering news they delivered the narrative.
That's why so many people across the country were surprised by the facts that came out in the trial and the verdict.
The OS misled everybody. They were so invested in a trial in their own backyard that they did all they could to make it happen.