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The Black Press in the “Age of Obama” by Kim Gallon

barackobama-body-3-4-11-2Soon after Barack Obama was elected as the forty-fourth President of the United States, the POLITICO reported that his presidency would dramatically change Black newspapers. This initially seemed to be the case.  A few short months after the inauguration, President Obama gave Black Enterprise his first print interview and invited 50 Black publishers to meet with him at the White House. Overnight journalists from Black news publications had unprecedented access to the White House.  Black Press organs predicted that an Obama presidency would allow their papers to return back to the “roots” of Black journalism and their core mission.  In short, the Black Press would become “newsier” again. 1

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  1. 1. Rachel L. Swarns. Obama Brings Flush Time for Black News Media http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/business/media/28press.html

    Nia-Malika Henderson. “Obama Brings First for Black Press.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16894.html