Pamela Newkirk
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    Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is a Nation Institute fellow and a professor of journalism at New York University. Her articles examining race and African American portrayals have been published in leading publications including the New York Times, the Washington PostThe Nation and the Guardian. She is the author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga and Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, among works.

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Featured Work
  • The Not-So-Great Migration
  • It started as a trickle and has now swelled into a river of prominent African American journalists streaming to black-oriented media.

  • Gerald Boyd: A Man and ‘The Times’
  • A review of My Times in Black and White by Gerald Boyd, the first African-American managing editor of The New York Times.

  • Between the Lines
  • A new book, Letters from Black America, preserves and brings together some 200 letters written by African-Americans, spanning over a century.

Featured Video
  • Pamela Newkirk on new media, Video Nation, March 23, 2010