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|SeeingBlack.com Nominated for Black Web Award
August 18, 2007--Congratulations! Your Web site SeeingBlack.com has been nominated for a 2008 Black Web Award in the Categories of:
Best Politics and Culture E-Zine (Online Magazine)
Best E-Zine (Online Magazine)
The Black Web Awards are the annual effort to celebrate African, African
American and Caribbean excellence online. All nominations and final votes come from the online community, so make sure to pass the word about your recognition. Public voting begins on August 15, and continues until October 19, 2007. Please visit BlackWebAwards.com for additional Nominee resources, logos for your site, and information regarding the 2nd Annual Black Web Awards Ceremony and Networking Conference to be held on November 3, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Once again, Congratulations!
Obi Linton, President and Founder
Esther Iverem of SeeingBlack.com Selected as Fellow in the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship.
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2007--Seven distinguished mid-career arts
journalists have been selected as Fellows for the USC Annenberg/Getty
Arts Journalism Program.
With support from The Getty Foundation, the program, now in its sixth
year, seeks to establish a new standard of excellence in arts and
culture coverage. The Fellowship's philosophy is guided by a core
belief in the importance of first-hand encounters with artists and journalism colleagues. The three-week program begins May 20, 2007.
This year's Fellowship will hold seminars on new media training, pop
culture, race and class in the arts, economics of art, and literary
arts. Kurt Andersen, host of "Studio 360," a co-production of WNYC and
PRI, has been named the program's Senior Fellow.
The Fellows and Senior Fellow for 2007 are:
* KURT ANDERSEN, novelist, radio host, columnist. Andersen is
author of the new novel "Heyday," host and co-creator of "Studio 360,"
America's only national arts-and-culture magazine
program, and writes a column for New York magazine, of which he
was previously editor-in-chief. Andersen also has been a
columnist and critic for Time and the New Yorker, and was
co-founder of the legendary Spy magazine.
* BRETT CAMPBELL, Wall Street Journal, West Coast performing arts
correspondent. From Portland, Oregon, Campbell has written
about music, theatre and architecture for West, Salon and The
He's been an editor of Oregon Quarterly and The Texas Observer
magazines, and music columnist for Eugene Weekly. His biography
on composer Lou Harrison is forthcoming.
* CELESTE HEADLEE, WDET-Detroit Public Radio, reporter and
producer, and Detroit News, reporter. Headlee is producer and host for
"FrontRowCenter," an award-winning weekly, one-hour program
devoted to cultural events and issues. Headlee also produces
features for NPR and can be heard hosting Morning Edition and
All Things Considered. She regularly writes for the Detroit News.
* VICTORIA INFANTE, La Vibra, the weekly arts magazine for Los
Angeles' Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, editor. Three
years ago, Infante helped re-launch La Vibra, the No. 1
entertainment guide for young Latinos in the U.S. Infante also
writes for Espectaculos, the daily entertainment section of La
Opinion. Before coming to the U.S., Infante worked as a
journalist in Mexico.
* ESTHER IVEREM, SeeingBlack.com, founder, editor and film critic,
and BET.com, film and arts critic. Iverem worked as a staff
writer for the Washington Post, New York Newsday, and New York
Times before taking a leap of faith and joining the world of
Internet journalism. Her book "We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years
of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006" will be published in
* CAROL KINO, New York Times, regular freelance contributor. Kino,
a journalist and cultural critic living in Manhattan, is also a
contributing editor at Art & Auction and has written about
visual art for Slate and The Atlantic Monthly. Her investigation into
Costco's selling of apparently forged Picasso drawings prompted
the New York Times to move the story to the front page.
* EDWARD LIFSON, Chicago Public Radio, senior editor of arts,
architecture and culture. Lifson hosts a one-hour, weekly radio
program dedicated to the arts, "Hello Beautiful!". Every week,
he also hosts "Three to See," wherein he illuminates three
not-to-be-missed cultural events. In 1996, Lifson established
the NPR Berlin bureau and reported on the city's rebuilding and the
war in Kosovo.
* KAELEN WILSON-GOLDIE is an American journalist working as an
editor and writer for The Daily Star, an English-language
newspaper based Lebanon and distributed to 12 countries in the
Middle East. Since 2006, Wilson-Goldie has been a correspondent
for Artforum. Before moving to Beirut, she worked for the pop
culture magazine Black Book.
A committee of six journalists selected the seven Fellows from an
international pool of nearly 100 applicants. The committee received
applications from 14 countries.
Directed by Sasha Anawalt, the 2007 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism plans for the Fellows' three weeks in Los Angeles include possible meetings with curators Stephanie Barron and Julie Lazar; museumdirectors Michael Brand and Michael Govan; journalists Cory Doctorow, Doug McLennan, Barbara Isenberg and Marty Kaplan; artists Chris Burden, Mister Jalopy, Thomas Leabhart, and Esa-Pekka Salonen; and critics Christopher Knight, Peter Plagens and Mark Swed, among many others.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic
institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty
Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum,
and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty
programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the GettyCenter in
Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu. Additional information is
available on the Getty Web site at www.getty.edu
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the
USCAnnenbergSchool for Communication is among the nation's leading
institutions devoted to the study of arts journalism and criticism. Its
programs include the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program
(annenberg.usc.edu/getty) and the KnightNewMediaCenter. In addition to
its programs for working journalists, USC Annenberg enrolls more than
1,900 graduate and undergraduate students earning bachelors, masters,
and doctoral degrees in journalism, communication, public diplomacy and
Seeing Black is nominated for Alternative Soul Award for Best Website
Atlantic City, February 7, 2007--Dark Seed Communications proudly announces the First Annual Alternative Soul Awards Show live from The Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
The Alternative Soul Awards will recognize artistic contributions above, below, and outside the mainstream. Founder Raymond Tyler explains “Dark Seed Communications was founded to support and encourage artists who create for arts sake. From the start we also recognized that art does have a responsibility to speak truth to power. From the start we encouraged artists to create economic opportunities for themselves and their communities. We want artists to be able to make a living from creating art. However, because we do not ‘co-sign’ the theory, that art is only valuable when it makes a dollar- we felt the need to recognize artistic contributions outside of the mainstream.”
On April 29th Awards will be given out for Best Poem, Best Spoken Word Performer, Best Spoken Word CD, Best Hip-Hop CD, Best Alternative Soul Music CD, Best Alternative Soul Venue or Special Event, Best Alternative Soul Host, Best Novel, Best Website, Best Newspaper or Magazine and a special “Stevie Wonder” Pioneer’s Award.
Artists can still submit books, CD’s and DVD’s for consideration until March 5th. The final list of nominees will be officially announced on March 15th along with the recipient of out first “Stevie.” Sponsorship opportunities and program ads are available.
SeeingBlack.com Named Finalist in Online Journalism Awards
SeeingBlack.com was named a finalist in the 2006 Online Journalism Awards, presented by the Online News Association and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.
The judges of the association recognized SeeingBlack.com in the category of Online Commentary--Small Sites. The Online Journalism Awards are a comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in English-language Web journalism. They are administered by the Online News Association and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. The awards were handed out at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.
Rebecca Fairley Raney, Annenberg contest project manager, and Ruth Gersh, Director of Online Services, AP Digital and chairman of ONA’s Awards Committee, coordinated the contest.
The judges for the 2006 awards were:
Mary Lou Fulton, VP Audience Development, The Bakersfield Californian
Sue Gardner, Senior Director, CBC.Ca
Mitch Gelman, Senior VP and Executive Producer, CNN.com
Rich Jaroslovsky, Executive Editor, Government and Economy, Bloomberg News
Chris Jennewein, Director of Internet operations, Union-Tribune Publishing Co.
Anthony Moor, Editor, OrlandoSentinel.com
Laura Sellers, Online Director, East Oregonian Publishing Co.
Michael Silberman, VP & Editorial Director, Rodale Interactive
Jonathan Weber, Founder and Editor in Chief, New West
The editors and writers of SeeingBlack.com are grateful for this recognition, which we did not seek and did not even know about until one of our readers sent us a link to the announcment, and then the OJA sent us a certificate in the mail.
As we routinely quote Margaret Atwood, "A word after a word after a word is power!"
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