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LA Times Apologizes for ‘History of Racism,’ Vows Diversity in Coverage and Staff

Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong vowed to increase diversity in the newspaper’s coverage and staff in a letter published Sunday along with a series of sweeping, introspective reports into the Times’s long history of racism. “The Times has also mirrored, and in some cases propagated, the biases and prejudices of the... go to Article >

Inside Ray McGuire’s decision to jump from Citigroup to running for New York City mayor, and the biggest challenges he’ll face in trying to win the...

6 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

Summary List Placement When Citigroup announced in September 2018 that it was shaking up its investment banking operations, the personnel moves brought an end to Raymond McGuire's 13-year run managing the bank's merger advisory business. The... read more

LA Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine Announces ‘Open Search’ for Successor

18 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Los Angeles Times executive editor Norman Pearlstine announced on Monday that the company is beginning an “open search” for his successor. In a letter sent to staff, obtained by TheWrap, Pearlstine said he would remain as executive editor during... read more

5 Glaring Omissions From Priti Patel's Plan To Right Wrongs Of Windrush

23 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Priti Patel has vowed to engineer a “cultural shift” towards a more “compassionate” Home Office as the government details how it will implement recommendations from the Windrush Lessons Learned review. On Wednesday, the home secretary... read more

BBC Director-General Tells MPs: We Are Not Institutionally Racist

24 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

The new BBC chief has denied the organisation is institutionally racist in front of a Commons committee. It comes after staffers at the broadcaster labelled it as such in an exclusive, two-part HuffPost UK investigation, leading to follow-up... read more

DJ Sideman Says BBC Cannot Push Race Issues 'Under The Rug' Any More

7 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Former Radio 1Xtra DJ Sideman has said the BBC can no longer push issues around race “under the rug”. The radio DJ announced he was leaving the broadcaster in August after the BBC aired a racist slur uncensored in a news report. In a new... read more

Inside Cheddar, the millennial-news network trying to find its footing after a $200 million exit and big layoffs during the pandemic

8 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

Summary List Placement In April, Dexter Goei, the CEO of Altice USA, and Jon Steinberg, the founder of Cheddar, virtually addressed a crowd of curious and apprehensive Cheddar employees. This was a rare joint appearance by the millennial-news... read more

Drug companies are recruiting Black Americans to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials, trying to break down decades of mistrust

18 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

Summary List PlacementIn September, Tina Pollard and her husband tested positive for the coronavirus. For Pollard, the side effects of the virus have "changed her life completely." Despite her enduring symptoms — "brain headaches," fatigue,... read more

Latinx Showrunners, Writers Demand Better Representation Across Hollywood: ‘Inclusivity Is Not Enough’

8 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

More than 270 Latinx showrunners, writers and creators — including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tanya Saracho (“Vida”), Gloria Calderón Kellett (“One Day at a Time”) and John Leguizamo — have called on Hollywood leaders to change the way writers’ rooms,... read more

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Reached Out To Ashley Banjo Amid Diversity Complaints

21 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Prince Harry has revealed that he and Meghan Markle reached out to Diversity troupe leader Ashley Banjo last month, after thousands made complaints to Ofcom about the group’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent. On Thursday, the Evening... read more

10 things in tech you need to know today

8 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your... read more