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Fox News and Ebony Magazine Receive “Thumbs Down” Award from NABJ

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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced issues its 2017 Thumbs Down Award to FOX News and Ebony magazine today.

The Thumbs Down Award is presented annually to an individual or organization for especially insensitive, racist or stereotypical reporting, commentary, photography or cartoon about the black community or for engaging in practices at odds with the goals of the National Association of Black Journalists.

“We take this award very seriously,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “It is our hope that the recipients would re-evaluate their policies and procedures to ensure that they are following the highest journalistic and ethical standards.”

FOX News was selected for numerous reasons. In addition to lawsuits accusing the network of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination,” there have also been allegations of sexual harassment. Additionally, the lack of diversity in key positions, is a major concern for NABJ.

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