Journal-isms editor Richard Prince announced today that his long-running column will no longer be supported by The Maynard Institute, which had housed Journal-isms for more than a decade.
“I’m disappointed, but I’m thankful to Dori Maynard, the late president of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, for the idea that resulted in an online version of ‘Journal-isms’ 13 1/2 years ago,” said Prince in a statement.
Prince is currently searching for a new home and funding stream for the influential column, which is a mix of commentary, reporting and links on, as described in the release, the “intersection of news media, race, society and newsroom diversity.”
The institute, for its part, is cutting ties with Prince because it wants to focus on other parts of its mission.
Many on Twitter expressed sadness about the split:
Sad to see Maynard Institute part ways w/Richard Prince's amazing column on people of color in news, Journal-isms. https://t.co/nOTaonpsOs
— Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) February 19, 2016
Honestly. While lots of folks believe they're **experts** on the media industry and inclusion, Richard Prince really IS. #Journal-isms.
— Amy Alexander (@AmyAlex63) February 19, 2016
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) February 19, 2016
— Sherri Williams (@SherriWrites) February 15, 2016