Black Newspapers’ ‘Heroic History’ Imperiled

Reporting that “L.A. Times blogger Andrew Malcolm started a web freakout” by suggesting “that the White House was blocking press access to a ceremony with the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association,” American Prospect blogger Adam Serwer (3/20/09) writes that, “in fact, part of the ceremony was an exclusive interview which naturally, the NNPA didn’t want other reporters to have access to.” But Serwer sees an entirely different, more substantive story here: Lost in the hubbub is the fact that the NNPA is an association of a formerly thriving breed, the black community newspaper. Obviously the decline of the newspaper has hurt […]