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As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team. The Washington Times recently announced a "unique partnership" with the Redskins, teaming up with the franchise for both news content and marketing deals. Meanwhile, the Washington Business Journal has announced it will cease to use the team's name in its pages. We examine how local media cover the "burgundy and gold" and explore broader ethics issues in sports journalism.
Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.