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My Times in black and white : race and power at the New York times

Author: Gerald M Boyd
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a career of many firsts, journalist Gerald Boyd became the first black managing editor of the "New York Times." But the dream ended abruptly with Boyd's forced resignation in the wake of scandal over Jayson Blair, a reporter who had plagiarized and fabricated news stories. A rare inside view of power and behind-the-scenes politics at the nation's premier newspaper, "My Times in Black and White "is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gerald M Boyd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald M Boyd
ISBN: 9781556529528 155652952X
OCLC Number: 368040267
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Loss and love --
Seeds of ambition --
From Uganda X to cub reporter --
Growing but restless --
Fresh starts --
D.C. grind --
Fast tracked --
My Times --
Shifting priorities and alliances --
Joy and heartbreak --
The outsiders --
The greatest story --
Managing up, managing down --
The makings of a scandal --
Inquisition --
Free fall --
A time for good-byes.
Responsibility: Gerald M. Boyd ; afterword by Robin D. Stone.

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A rags-to-riches story of the climb from urban poverty to the "New York Times" that offers an insider's view of struggle and change at the nation's premier newspaper. It reconstructs the most  Read more...

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