Friday, November 24

The Number 2 Man at NY Times Passes

From Journal-isms & NABJ
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Richard Prince reports that the highest ranking African American at the NY Times, Gerald Boyd has passed at age 56.

"Gerald M. Boyd, the only black journalist to rise to the highest newsroom ranks at the New York Times, died Thursday at his New York home after battling lung cancer."

NABJ President Bryan Monroe says:

"Gerald was a passionate, focused journalist whose tenacity and dedication were a role model for us all."

There are a couple of big holes to fill in the journalism world. First Ed Bradley, and now Boyd.

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