Archive for June, 2011
Commentary: At a time when two reports are heralding the importance of journalistic collaboration in this age of rapid media transformation, an Oakland, Calif., jury succinctly made just that point when it convicted Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey of murdering journalist Chauncey Bailey.
OAKLAND — The man who gunned down journalist Chauncey Bailey and a second man in 2007 knows forgiveness is too much to ask, but he wants his victims’ families to know he is sorry for the pain he caused.
OAKLAND — A half brother of convicted killer and former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV has been freed from jail after spending nearly four years in custody — a term that exceeded the conditions of a plea bargain he agreed to in 2008.
Commentary Following is the transcript of a speech by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation, at the annual convention of the Investigative Reporters and Editors in Orlando, Florida, June 11, 2011. The Knight Foundation is a sponsor of the Chauncey Bailey Project. So […]
Commentary: It was initially difficult for the Bailey killing to gain more than token coverage in the mainstream media. Some wondered aloud whether that was because all of the major figures in the case were black. It became clear that even some members of the news media did not realize the significance of the killing of one of their own.
Analysis: In the end, jurors took the demon over the devil.
OAKLAND — Nearly four years after Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down on his morning walk to work, a jury convicted the former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery of murder for ordering the journalist’s assassination. Yusuf Bey IV — who a prosecutor said terrorized Oakland — will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
The murder convictions of two men who killed Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey were hailed Thursday by press-freedom groups and residents of the city for which Bailey reported.
Commentary: From the beginning the Chauncey Bailey Project wanted to send the message that when a journalist is killed because of their work, other journalists will step forward and make sure there is accountability.
Commentary: For a time, it looked as though this day would never come. It appeared that the brazen Aug. 2, 2007, shooting of journalist Chauncey Bailey in downtown Oakland would go the way of so many other unsolved murders in a city where it often seems no one is held accountable.