Friday, November 24, 2006

More insights on Gerald Boyd

One of the biggest benefits of the online media is the ability to link and read other insights on subjects of interest. Even after I posted my comments about the death of Gerald Boyd, I learned two other things that underscore my point about Boyd's legacy. They come from those who knew him personally.

1- He was the first president of what today is the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. I learned that through reading a 2003 column by one of Boyd's close friends from college, editor of the now-defunct Emerge Magazine George Curry.

2- Before becoming managing editor at the New York Times, he covered the Reagan and George H.W. Bush's administrations. In his Gerald Boyd obit, Richard Prince's posting on JOURNAL-ISMS, an online journal about media diversity, includes a link to Boyd's remarks at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in 2003 in Dallas.

The NABJ website also includes a tribute to Boyd.

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