MSNBC Adds Another Woman of Color to Their Lineup

The cable news network announced on Monday that it was adding Joy-Ann Reid permanently to its programming schedule. Reid joins Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Karen Finney, Tamron Hall, Touré, and Craig Melvin as the network's seventh African American host. She's also MSNBC's 12th female anchor. » 1/29/14 4:10pm 1/29/14 4:10pm

Badass Journalist Bride Leaves Her Own Wedding to Cover Earthquake

Chen Ying, a TV reporter at a news station in China, was on her way up the aisle to say "I do" (in Chinese, presumably) when a massive earthquake hit the city of Ya'an, where she was getting married. Instead of being all, "Whatever, today's all about me so you can take that earthquake and shove it up your ass," Ying ran to … » 4/22/13 12:05pm 4/22/13 12:05pm

Woman Jailed in Somali ‘False Rape’ Case Cleared of All Bullshit…

A Somali woman who'd been sentenced to one year in prison for "offending state institutions" by alleging she was raped by security forces has been cleared of all charges by a Somali court. A journalist who interviewed her about the alleged rape (who'd also been convicted of offending those apparently touchy state… » 3/03/13 2:30pm 3/03/13 2:30pm

The AP Says No More 'Homophobia," 'Islamophobia,' or 'Ethnic Cleansing'

In the past few months, the AP has removed homophobia, Islamophobia, and ethnic cleansing from their Style Book, explaining that "'-phobia,' 'an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness' should not be used 'in political or social contexts,' including 'homophobia' and 'Islamophobia.' It also calls… » 11/26/12 9:15pm 11/26/12 9:15pm

Pepperdine Student Paper Publishes Insane Piece on Dangers of Dressing …

Pepperdine University is a private Christian college overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the celebrity-enclave of Malibu, CA. The school is known for its sports teams, mandatory attendance at spiritual events, and for its strong journalism department — with "Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs" majors pulling… » 10/29/12 11:15am 10/29/12 11:15am