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Orlando Sentinel Editor Ousted in Restructuring
The Root ^ | August 10, 2013 | Richard Prince

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...........

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dbm; fired; liberalmedia; orlandosentinel; zimmerman
A casualty of the Zimmerman acquittal??? Failure is not an option.

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.

1 posted on 08/11/2013 8:25:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Purges of Stalinist stooges are never pretty.


2 posted on 08/11/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Uncle Chip
Mark Russell,

There is only one Mark Russell


3 posted on 08/11/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip
The fix is in

The fix is STILL in


4 posted on 08/11/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Uncle Chip

I, for one, won’t feel bad when this rag goes belly up.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 8:33:15 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: SeminoleCounty; SoFloFreeper; SWAMPSNIPER

Purges at the Orlando Sentinel


6 posted on 08/11/2013 8:34:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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....


7 posted on 08/11/2013 8:37:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Uncle Chip

They are just replacing one racist bigot with another one.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Uncle Chip
Some background...

Now The Brutal Bias From The Orlando Sentinel In The Zimmerman Case Makes Sense – The Editorial Review Was Full Frontal Racial Bias From Black Content Approvers….

9 posted on 08/11/2013 8:41:04 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Gaffer

Is there a hijab in the future for Rene Stutzman


10 posted on 08/11/2013 8:41:47 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-07-29/news/os-trayvon-martin-parents-news-conference-20130727_1_trayvon-martin-sybrina-fulton-george-zimmerman

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.

http://cmfmedia.org/2012/09/trayvon-martin-media-forum-91312/

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 Sanford’s 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)

http://fsne.org/news/2013/03/15/orlando-sentinel-wins-top-national-award-for-series-on-trayvon-martin-shooting-death/

News outlets from around the world covered marches and rallies in Sanford sparked by Trayvon’s 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 state’s “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.


11 posted on 08/11/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 8:50:12 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: maggief

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.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 8:52:57 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: dfwgator
There is only one Mark Russell

If that's true then he must have a dark side.

14 posted on 08/11/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip; don-o; Sacajaweau; cuban leaf
The Media Bias: It’s Real, It’s Widespread, It’s Destructive

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America

15 posted on 08/11/2013 8:55:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Venturer

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.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 8:56:50 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: maggief
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 ... and the Sentinel was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year in the local news category....

and they still purge their award-winning editor. LOL

That tells you what those awards are worth.

17 posted on 08/11/2013 8:59:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Mark Russell can’t read and write cursive..


18 posted on 08/11/2013 9:03:46 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Uncle Chip

Mr Russel left to start a band...Creepy and the Ass Crackers.


19 posted on 08/11/2013 9:25:50 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Uncle Chip; abb

“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.

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20 posted on 08/11/2013 9:28:26 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


21 posted on 08/11/2013 9:41:30 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Uncle Chip

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


22 posted on 08/11/2013 10:19:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: Uncle Chip

How does Russell like affirmative action in action?


23 posted on 08/11/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Uncle Chip

I am sure the new guy will be so much more moderate

lolz

not really


24 posted on 08/11/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: RightWingConspirator

I hope its circulation crashed


25 posted on 08/11/2013 10:34:27 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Uncle Chip
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.

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.

26 posted on 08/11/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
Yet, the Sentinel's initial reporting on the story was straightforward and balanced

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.

27 posted on 08/11/2013 11:06:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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