The need for honest and thought provoking news is needed at this present time. When I grew up watching the news, I only saw a handful of black journalists really reaching out to its readers and viewers. Their voice wasn’t really heard, yet their presence made an everlasting imprint in my mind on how far I could reach my audience and use the new online technology to continue my love for news.
I started The Pace Report out of frustration in the way news outfits are heading. As a young African-American journalist, quite frankly I’m not seeing, reading, nor hearing the kinds of segments I produce or cover. What is missing from the mainstream news coverage are the basics: who, what, where, why and how. When I majored in broadcast media at the University of Memphis, my instructor Dr. Bob McDowell used to tell the class, “don’t spoon feed people the info.” A decade later I realized what Dr. McDowell was talking about. Research, critical thinking, and analysis are what veteran journalists like Edward R. Murrow, Carl T. Rowan and Ed Bradley used to present when they graced the mic or television.
The Pace Report is my journey back to the glory days of journalism, yet utilizing Twitter, i Tunes, Digg and the wonderful world of the internet. Without these tools and my passion for news, this wouldn’t be possible. As the medium has moved from television and print, to online and podcasts, the public can now access news anytime and anywhere with either a cell phone or i Pod.
2013 marks a milestone for The Pace Report in that this marks the 5th year that I've been blessed to present and connect you with artists, poets, and political movers and shakers to the internet and television. Also, allow you the viewer and reader the opportunity to reach out and extend the dialog with them via social networking.
Please enjoy The Pace Report and most importantly, please support the artists, writers, future leaders and venues I profile.