journalist and author Maria Hinojosa is a senior correspondent for
NOW on PBS, as well as anchor and managing editor of NPR's
Hinojosa is a former urban affairs correspondent for CNN. From 1988
to 1989, Hinojosa served as a producer and researcher for CBS
This Morning, and in 1987 worked for CBS Radio as a producer.
Among the shows she produced for CBS Radio: Where We Stand with
Walter Cronkite, The Osgood File and Newsbreak.
Throughout her career, Hinojosa has garnered several awards and
honors. In 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the
100 most influential Latinos in the United States. Also, in 1995,
Hinojosa received the Robert F. Kennedy award for "Manhood
Behind Bars," a story for NPR which documented how jail has
become a right of passage for men of all races. In 1993, she received
both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award
and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award
for her NPR report, "Kids and Guns." In 1991, she won
a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National
Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story on gang members
entitled "Crews." Also in 1991, Hinojosa won an Associated
Press award for her coverage of Mandela for WNYC Radio.
In addition, Hinojosa authored the book Crews-Gang Members Talk
with Maria Hinojosa, which was based on her award-winning NPR
report. Her latest book, Raising Raul, a motherhood memoir
about raising a Latino child in a multicultural society, was published
by Broadway Books in 2000.
Farai Chideya is a Correspondent/Substitute Host
for NPR's News & Notes with Ed Gordon. Prior to joining
News & Notes, Chideya hosted Your Call, a
daily news and cultural call-in show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7
FM. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored
the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel,
and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET.
Chideya is also the founder of PopandPolitics.com,
an online journal for younger Americans. Chideya and PopandPolitics.com
have won awards including a MOBE IT Innovator award, being named
one of Alternet's New Media Heroes, and ranking in PoliticsOnline.com's
worldwide survey of "25 Who Are Changing the World of Internet
Chideya has published three books. Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting
Cultural Misinformation About African Americans, The Color
of Our Future, and Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing
Voters. She has published articles in newspapers and magazines
including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times
Magazine, Time, Spin, Vibe, O,
The California Journal, Mademoiselle, and Essence.
is the author of many books, including Slick Spins and Fractured
Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News; Indecent Behavior;
a collaboration with Rosalind Barnett on She Works, He Works:
How Two Income Families are Happy, Healthy and Thriving; Camelot,
a novel set in the Kennedy administration, and her latest book, Same
Difference; How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children
and Our Jobs. Her television drama A Matter of Principal
won a Gabriel Award as one of the best television dramas of the year.
Professor Rivers contributes regularly to The Boston Globe,
Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday,
and other major U.S. newspapers. She is a frequent public affairs
panelist on Boston television stations and is considered an expert
on the Kennedy family. Rivers is a Professor of Journalism at Boston
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