Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for June, 2011

Commentary: Chauncey Bailey Project – A Journalistic Collaboration

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.

Devaughndre Broussard: I want the families to know I am sorry

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.

Bey brother released from jail after meeting terms of plea bargain

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: Chauncey Bailey Project shows impact of investigative reporting

       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: Richard Prince’s Journal-isms

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: Jurors took the ‘demon’ over the ‘devil’ in Bailey murder trial

Analysis: Jurors took the ‘demon’ over the ‘devil’ in Bailey murder trial

Analysis: In the end, jurors took the demon over the devil.

Chauncey Bailey murder: ‘Justice has finally been done’

Chauncey Bailey murder: ‘Justice has finally been done’

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.

Murder convictions cap a ‘great day for journalists’

Murder convictions cap a ‘great day for journalists’

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: Unusual partnership helps bring justice for Chauncey Bailey

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: Chauncey Bailey verdict brings long-awaited justice

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.

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