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On Dec. 12, 1975, Paul Delaney, then the only black reporter in The New York Times’s Chicago bureau, sat in a smoke-filled room at Washington’s Sheraton Park Hotel at a meeting of nearly 100 black journalists and media professionals.
They had all come to the hotel to cover a convention honoring black leaders held by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; Mr. Delaney and the others had to squeeze their own meeting in between listening to speeches about increasing diversity in politics. After all, they had their own goal in mind: collecting signatures for the founding document of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In 1967 and early 1968, black journalists represented fewer than five percent of newsroom staff members in the United States, according to the Kerner Commission on Race. At the founding meeting, many people were afraid to sign. “The other members of the group were afraid of drawing attention to themselves and the organizations they worked for,” said Leon Dash, another founder and a reporter for The Washington Post at the time. “They felt their careers would be hampered. Or they would be put in line to be fired.”
Yet Mr. Delaney, the only Times reporter at the meeting, had been gauging other black reporters’ interest in a national advocacy organization since the 1960s and was feeling optimistic.
“There was momentum already, and we picked up on that momentum,” said Mr. Delaney, who went on to become one of the first black editors at The Times. “We joined the fight, joined the push to further integrate.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Delaney, now 86, made a point of lifting up other young journalists, especially journalists of color. But he had to find his own path.
Mr. Delaney was born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1933. His first exposure to the news business came early — as a teenage paperboy, he handed out copies of The Alabama Journal, and he later started the first news publication at his high school. Mr. Delaney began an English degree at Alabama State University in the ’50s and was drafted after a year and a half. In the United States Army, he became a radio operator; while stationed in France, he communicated news — including the results of Brown v. Board of Education — between different bases.
When Mr. Delaney ultimately graduated from Ohio State University’s journalism school in 1958, he was the only black student out of 15. His first job was at The Atlanta Daily World. Fifty other daily newspapers rejected him.
“At that time, in the late 1950s, I knew things were changing and that I would eventually land a job on a daily somewhere,” he said over email. “I firmly believed that.”
Eventually Mr. Delaney moved to The Washington Star, where he covered local government. In 1969, he was poached by Max Frankel, the head of The Times’s Washington bureau who later became the executive editor, to cover national urban news — from people moving out of inner cities to the oil industry in Houston.
“Bureau chief Max Frankel hired me to be part of four-man ‘urban cluster,’ responsible for covering the rapidly changing American urban landscape,” Mr. Delaney said.
In 1973, Mr. Delaney transferred to the Chicago bureau to cover Midwestern social issues and politics, including those of the city’s notorious mayor, Richard J. Daley.
From the time he had been a reporter in Washington, Mr. Delaney kept a list of names of journalists of color he would unofficially recommend for jobs at The Times. Some he met through the N.A.B.J.
But it was when he was promoted to an assistant editor on the national desk in 1977, and then to deputy national editor in 1980, that he began his most comprehensive mentorship and recruiting efforts. As the paper’s first black editor, “it was difficult, being the only black face in the room in a lot of meetings where major decisions were being made,” he said. “That’s a lot of pressure.”
In response, he focused on the young people in the room, pulling them aside to provide career advice.
Lena Williams, who worked at The Times as a reporter in various subject areas from 1974 until 2005, said she first met Mr. Delaney as a young reporter on the metro desk in the late ’70s.
“But I was still, for a very long time, in awe of him and sort of kept my distance,” she said. “Because this was Paul Delaney. I was just Lena Williams, a young aspiring journalist.”
Ms. Williams had always dreamed of covering the N.F.L., but Mr. Delaney urged her to first gain reporting skills through more general reporting in New York and in the suburbs in Westchester, then on government in Albany.
Ms. Williams said she was frustrated at the time but now realizes the value of his advice. “I tell him now, I say, ‘Damn, you’re good,’” she said.
But, often, mentorship simply meant being a listening ear. “It was a matter of keeping their spirits up when they were down,” Mr. Delaney said.
Mireya “Mia” Navarro, who came to The Times as a reporter in 1989, was recruited by Mr. Delaney through the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which was founded in 1984. Ms. Navarro, who now works at the Brennan Center for Justice, said she has become a mentor to young journalists of color in her own career thanks to their support at The Times. “They made me feel like they had a stake in my success,” she said.
People who had worked at The Times for a while began calling him simply “Delaney.” “A lot of times, we would just say, ‘Talk to Delaney,’ ‘What does Delaney have to say?’” Ms. Williams said.
Mr. Delaney left his role as a then senior editor at The Times in 1992 to become the first African-American chairman of the University of Alabama’s journalism department, which he said was an honor because, at the time he attended college, black students could not even attend the university. He was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the N.A.B.J. in 2010. He lives in Washington and has written on and off for various publications, including The Columbia Journalism Review, where his columns address the plateauing of diversity in media after years of progress.
“We knew it wouldn’t be easy,” he added. “But we didn’t think it would be this hard.”
He doesn’t regret the difficulties, though, given the successes: Today, the N.A.B.J., with more than 4,000 members, is the largest organization of journalists of color in the United States. This year it will celebrate the holding of its 44th convention, where it will commemorate its 44 founders — the 44 people who signed the piece of paper establishing the organization, Mr. Delaney among them.
“I knew it was what I was made to do,” Mr. Delaney said. “I knew it was totally necessary — that what I was doing was vital to The New York Times and to the profession.”
Jack Begg contributed reporting.
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锦游斗地主【凯】【撒】【不】【是】【第】【一】【次】【突】【破】【位】【面】【边】【界】，【之】【前】【在】【没】【有】【加】【入】【战】【争】【部】【之】【前】【有】【过】【在】【哈】【库】【拉】【联】【邦】7【个】【位】【面】【各】【处】【旅】【游】【的】【经】【历】，【每】【次】【的】【行】【程】【也】【不】【全】【是】【通】【过】【位】【面】【传】【送】【阵】，【穿】【梭】【来】【往】【各】【个】【位】【面】，【也】【会】【乘】【坐】【位】【面】【客】【车】。 【主】【要】【是】【为】【了】【省】【钱】，【位】【面】【客】【车】【的】【价】【格】【会】【相】【对】【便】【宜】【一】【点】，【但】【路】【程】【上】【会】【花】【费】【更】【多】【的】【时】【间】。 【位】【面】【传】【送】【阵】【速】【度】【很】【快】，【也】【就】【那】【么】【几】【秒】
【比】【赛】【的】【第】【三】【日】【已】【经】【结】【束】，【几】【家】【欢】【喜】【几】【家】【愁】。 【天】【武】【镖】【行】【形】【势】【一】【片】【大】【好】。【这】【第】【三】【天】【的】【比】【赛】【中】，【一】【扫】【第】【二】【天】【的】【颓】【势】，【所】【剩】【五】【人】【竟】【然】【全】【部】【进】【入】【前】【四】。【虽】【然】，【除】【了】【刘】【佩】【玖】【闯】【入】【决】【赛】【外】，【其】【余】【人】【等】【都】【止】【步】【于】【此】，【但】【起】【码】，【分】【数】【上】，【至】【少】【已】【经】【锁】【定】【了】7【分】。 【而】【天】【武】【镖】【行】【的】【竞】【争】【对】【手】，【显】【然】【就】【没】【有】【这】【么】【好】【的】【情】【况】。【其】【中】【铁】【拳】【镖】【行】【已】
【东】【海】【十】【大】【家】【族】，【朱】【家】【是】【其】【一】，【排】【在】【前】【五】【位】，【至】【于】【这】【位】【朱】【文】【波】【则】【是】【朱】【家】【主】【要】【的】【嫡】【系】【子】【弟】，【也】【不】【一】【定】【能】【够】【未】【来】【继】【承】【朱】【家】【家】【主】【或】【者】【朱】【氏】【集】【团】【的】【位】【置】。 【至】【于】【马】【雯】【雯】【的】【母】【亲】【完】【全】【是】【看】【到】【对】【方】【是】【大】【家】【族】【的】【子】【弟】，【想】【让】【马】【雯】【雯】【嫁】【人】【豪】【门】，【所】【以】【才】【那】【么】【热】【情】【而】【已】。 “【这】【个】【朱】【文】【波】【是】【朱】【家】【子】【弟】，【至】【于】【性】【格】【如】【何】，【我】【不】【是】【很】【清】【楚】。”【马】
【林】【皓】【明】【迅】【速】【的】【回】【到】【自】【己】【所】【住】【的】【院】【落】，【见】【到】【苏】【芸】【这】【个】【时】【候】【也】【焦】【急】【的】【在】【等】【着】【自】【己】【回】【来】，【一】【看】【到】【自】【己】，【就】【问】【道】：“【哥】，【怎】【么】【回】【事】？” “【南】【剑】【侯】【到】【了】【进】【阶】【玄】【神】【最】【后】【关】【键】【时】【候】，【好】【像】【有】【人】【不】【想】【他】【进】【阶】，【南】【剑】【山】【应】【该】【是】【重】【地】，【这】【个】【时】【候】【出】【现】【乱】【子】，【估】【计】【有】【内】【部】【重】【要】【人】【物】【要】【打】【断】【他】【进】【阶】！”【林】【皓】【明】【说】【道】。 “【我】【们】【怎】【么】【办】？”【苏】【芸】
【米】【倩】【无】【意】【旁】【听】，【禁】【不】【住】【打】【趣】【问】【道】：“【还】【小】【鱼】【儿】……【那】【谁】【又】【是】【花】【无】【缺】【呢】？” “【嘿】【嘿】……” 【于】【此】【问】【话】，【余】【威】【挠】【头】【一】【笑】，【不】【经】【意】【间】【眼】【珠】【子】【一】【转】，【看】【向】【自】【诩】【风】【流】【倜】【傥】【的】【李】【强】。 【李】【强】【却】【也】【有】【所】【意】【会】，【梳】【理】【了】【一】【下】【颊】【边】【鬓】【发】，【正】【待】【开】【口】【调】【侃】，【只】【听】【叶】【雪】【抢】【言】【喊】【道】：“【米】【倩】，【瞎】【扯】【什】【么】？” “【这】【位】【美】【女】，【你】【好】【啊】！” 锦游斗地主【核】【心】【情】【报】 ——【罪】【者】【空】【间】【的】【存】【在】【时】【间】【是】【个】【谜】【团】，【但】【从】【种】【种】【线】【索】【来】【看】，【它】【的】【历】【史】【并】【不】【比】【人】【类】【的】【文】【明】【要】【短】，【而】【且】【它】【与】【人】【类】【史】【上】【的】【众】【多】【重】【大】【事】【件】，【似】【乎】【都】【有】【着】【某】【种】【不】【为】【人】【知】【的】【联】【系】！ ××××× “【我】【进】【入】【空】【间】【时】，【原】【本】【世】【界】【的】【时】【间】【应】【该】【是】1990【年】12【月】【份】。” 【银】【狐】【陷】【入】【回】【忆】【的】【第】【一】【句】【话】，【就】【让】【所】【有】【人】【就】【吃】【了】
【齐】【赵】【联】【军】【大】【营】【内】，【此】【刻】【已】【经】【混】【战】【成】【一】【片】。 【面】【对】【楚】【军】【毫】【无】【征】【兆】【发】【起】【的】【突】【然】【袭】【击】，【齐】【赵】【联】【军】【被】【揍】【的】【晕】【头】【转】【向】。 【战】【况】【最】【惨】【烈】【的】【莫】【过】【于】【东】【营】【了】，【此】【时】【已】【是】【血】【流】【成】【河】，【无】【数】【人】【马】【倒】【下】。 【楚】【军】【一】【众】【将】【领】【带】【头】【冲】【锋】，【以】【一】【力】【降】【十】【会】【之】【势】，【将】【齐】【军】【刚】【刚】【布】【下】【的】【阵】【法】【瞬】【间】【突】【破】。【再】【加】【上】【天】【熊】【军】【团】【上】【马】【能】【战】，【下】【马】【能】【杀】，【把】【阵】【列】【杀】
【不】【远】【处】【叶】【星】【辉】【和】【小】【玲】【双】【双】【翻】【了】【白】【眼】。 “【这】【肖】【颖】【主】【持】【人】【有】【一】【套】。” 【叶】【星】【辉】【忍】【不】【住】【憋】【出】【了】【这】【一】【句】。 “【确】【实】。”【小】【玲】【也】【有】【些】【认】【同】。 【采】【访】【还】【在】【继】【续】。 【说】【完】【了】【铁】【义】，【本】【来】【吕】【维】【还】【以】【为】【肖】【颖】【会】【在】【谈】【谈】【赵】【巧】【巧】【的】，【毕】【竟】【赵】【巧】【巧】【现】【在】【可】【是】【世】【界】【级】【的】【顶】【级】【巨】【星】，【风】【靡】【全】【世】【界】【大】【半】【国】【家】，【更】【是】【有】【着】【欧】【洲】‘【东】【方】【红】【玫】【瑰】’【之】
【准】【确】【地】【来】【说】，【安】【沅】【是】【想】【到】【了】【谭】【诗】【韫】【可】【能】【是】【用】【的】【什】【么】【凶】【器】【了】！ “【上】【一】【次】【我】【和】【祖】【奶】【奶】【去】【谭】【家】【的】【古】【博】【展】。” “【谭】【战】【特】【意】【介】【绍】【过】【他】【收】【藏】【的】【一】【把】【玄】【铁】【剑】，【据】【说】【是】【铁】【陨】【石】【铸】【造】【而】【成】【的】，【铁】【占】【比】【有】90%【左】【右】，【镍】【含】【量】【也】【有】8%。” “【如】【果】【是】【用】【这】【把】【剑】【来】【砍】【的】【话】，【有】【没】【有】【可】【能】【一】【下】【就】。。【断】【了】？” 【安】【沅】【这】【么】【说】【着】，【萧】
【第】【三】【章】 【然】【后】【就】【看】【到】【一】【摊】【摊】【的】【酸】【液】【涌】【入】【了】【这】【个】【甬】【道】【之】【中】，【酸】【液】【在】【甬】【道】【之】【中】【的】【时】【候】，【看】【起】【来】【好】【像】【没】【有】【什】【么】【作】【用】【似】【的】【不】【过】【当】【他】【们】【接】【近】【机】【甲】【的】【时】【候】【却】【是】【立】【即】【就】【开】【始】【腐】【蚀】【起】【来】，【那】【腐】【蚀】【地】【速】【度】【着】【实】【是】【吓】【到】【了】【他】【们】【了】。 【那】【速】【度】【可】【以】【说】【是】【你】【见】【得】【到】【的】【速】【度】【在】【腐】【蚀】【着】【他】【们】【的】【合】【金】，【吓】【的】【他】【们】【连】【忙】【后】【退】，【不】【过】【那】【酸】【液】【已】【经】【附】【着】【在】【了】【他】