:announce This is an excerpt from the latest out of [b]MJFC[/b] (by way of MJJF): [quote] Despite a lack of support from the major U. S. media outlets, one journalists’ bold and timely story on the lack of humanity displayed in the media using the recent attacks on entertainer Michael Jackson as an example is generating overwhelming response both domestically and internationally. Audiences in Israel, South Africa, Great Britain and Italy, as well as the United States, have contacted the writer in a show of support. …DeBorah B. Pryor, who had all but retired from her career as a journalist nearly two years ago to work in the field of education, [wrote an article entitled [i]Will Humanity Ever Visit the MediaOne Journalist Speaks Out on the Attempts to Castrate Michael Jackson[/i]. [The article ]became the hot topic from college campuses to chat rooms after being picked up by Infotainment publisher Lee Bailey, whose popular, daily E-zine, Electronic Urban Report (EUR), positioned the piece in a prominent guest editorial spot with its own link. “DeBorah’s story on Michael and the bigger story of the lack of humanity in a lot of reporting by the media, immediately made sense to me. It was a point of view that I wanted to pass on to our readers,” concludes Bailey.[/quote] Click ‘read more’ to read full article ! Full Article: March 14, 2003 [b]Story On Media’s Lack Of Humanity Gains International Support[/b] Press Release Journalists’ Bold Story on Media’s Lack of Humanity Gains International Support (Los Angeles, Calif.) Despite a lack of support from the major U. S. media outlets, one journalists’ bold and timely story on the lack of humanity displayed in the media using the recent attacks on entertainer Michael Jackson as an example is generating overwhelming response both domestically and internationally. Audiences in Israel, South Africa, Great Britain and Italy, as well as the United States, have contacted the writer in a show of support. “I knew that I had hit a nerve when I arrived at work and noticed the unusual activity on my email,” states DeBorah B. Pryor, who had all but retired from her career as a journalist nearly two years ago to work in the field of education. “I didn’t recognize any of the sender’s and was afraid to open, but eventually I began noticing the title of my story in some of the subject lines.” Her editorial, Will Humanity Ever Visit the MediaOne Journalist Speaks Out on the Attempts to Castrate Michael Jackson, became the hot topic from college campuses to chat rooms after being picked up by Infotainment publisher Lee Bailey, whose popular, daily E-zine, Electronic Urban Report (EUR), positioned the piece in a prominent guest editorial spot with its own link. “DeBorah’s story on Michael and the bigger story of the lack of humanity in a lot of reporting by the media, immediately made sense to me. It was a point of view that I wanted to pass on to our readers,” concludes Bailey. Pryor, who never realized her email address would be published, contends that hers is not so much a story about Jackson, but the larger issue of the media’s blatant disregard for human beings; and the blurring line of tabloid vs. serious news. One of five journalists chosen from the U. S. in 2000 to accompany Martin Luther King, III, Chuck D. and dignitaries from all over the world to the opening of the sixth Parliament in Dominica, this article has brought Pryor kudos from people of all walks of life. Other journalists and media professionals, including the Associated Press in the United Kingdom, college professors, television producers, housewives and students have sent high praise; and some, with offers of work. But with no immediate plans to leave the field of education, the youthful mother and grandmother admits she has been encouraged and will up the ante on her freelance writing activities. “The power of the Internet is amazing,” Pryor beams. “Everyone seems to be echoing the same tune. They see the need for change in the media. They see Jackson as an undeserving target, and they’re grateful somebody in my position is taking a stand, finally!” (The article ‘Will Humanity Ever Visit The Media’ by DeBorah B. Pryor can be found in MJFC’s The Fans | Defending Michael section.) [b]Source: Queen Publicity / MJFC [/b]

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