Category: Jena 6

Howard Witt leaves Chicago Tribune after quarter century of reporting

Award winning journalist Howard Witt announced that he has left the Chicago Tribune.  Witt came to national prominence for his reporting of race related stories in Paris, Texas and Jena, Louisiana in 2007. The Pulitzer Prize nominated Witt says that he is moving in a new direction.  “After a quarter-century...

James Rucker, Color of Change: The Jena 6 are Free, How we made it Possible

I wanted to share the contents of an email sent out by Color of Change Director of Grassroots Mobilization, James Rucker, to their massive member list regarding the plea of “No Contest” by the defendants in the “Jena 6” case late last week. Color of Change was at the forefront...

Dallas South #1 post from Year two

Everything changed after this post.  Everything changed after the Day of Blogging for Justice.  It’s hard to believe, but when we blogged about the Jena Six at the end of August 2007, the national media still had not picked up on the story.   On September 4th I wrote: One...

Dallas South featured in Philadelphia Tribune “Blogger Nation” article

Dallas South and others are featured in an extensive article in the Philadelphia Tribune Magazine titled Blogger Nation. It is the cover story of their April edition. Click the link to see the Philly Tribune article BLOGGER NATION. The article that is put together by Heather Faison doesn’t break any...

Howard Witt a finalist for 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism

It is my pleasure to congratulate Howard Witt for being a finalist for a 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism.  Howard, Southwest Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune, was a finalist in the category of National Reporting for his examination of racial issues in America.  I count Mr. Witt as a friend of...