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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Journalist of the Year

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Wayne Dawkins

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0015

This chapter describes the coverage of the trial for the racial discrimination suit filed by four black journalists against the New York Daily News, the nation’s largest-circulation metropolitan newspaper. Because of this unprecedented trial, the stakes for the newspaper industry were high. What followed in the next nine weeks was the legal equivalent of a bloody street brawl in which character flaws on both sides would be ripped open and exposed. Nevertheless, plaintiffs David Hardy, a political reporter; Steven W. Duncan, an assistant news editor; Joan Shepard, Manhattan cultural affairs editor; and Causewell Vaughan, a copy editor, pressed on. They believed theirs was a compelling and righteous case.

Keywords:   New York, Daily News, black journalists, race discrimination, David Hardy, Steven W. Duncan, Joan Shepard, Causewell Vaughan

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