My Times in Black and White by Gerald M. Boyd
Race and Power at the New York Times

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A rags-to-riches story of the climb from urban poverty to the New York Times, this insider’s view of struggle and change at the nation’s premier newspaper reconstructs the most controversial period in the paper’s history and records how journalists reported and edited the biggest events of the past two decades. A candid discussion on race, this memoir is the inspirational story of a man who covered presidents, documented extraordinary social and cultural challenges, led his team to an unprecedented number of Pulitzers, stumbled disastrously during an unjust scandal, and in the end discovered the true value of his life.

 

About Gerald M. Boyd

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Gerald M. Boyd was the first black managing editor at the New York Times. During his 20 year tenure with the Times, he served various roles, including White House correspondent. Prior to his work at the Times, he had a career at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A Neiman Fellow at Harvard, he was a board member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was named the Journalist of the Year by the National Associated of Black Journalists. Robin D. Stone is the author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Detroit Free Press, and Essence magazine. The widow of Gerald M. Boyd, she lives in New York City with the couple's son, Zachary.
 
Published February 1, 2010 by Chicago Review Press. 425 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Boyd's appointment to the role of managing editor of the New York Times in 2001 made him the first African-American to hold one of the paper's top two

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The New York Times

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The posthumous memoir of The Times’s first black managing editor.

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Los Angeles Times

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I asked if she felt that way about other black editors, singling out Dean Baquet, then the National editor, whose skin was lighter than mine."

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Los Angeles Times

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I asked if she felt that way about other black editors, singling out Dean Baquet, then the National editor, whose skin was lighter than mine."

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The Washington Post

But after reading his posthumous memoir, "My Times in Black and White," I realize that Boyd believed what he was saying.

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Bookmarks Magazine

By jonMon, 02/22/2010 - 16:43.

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The New York Review of Books

All these, in turn, were overseen by perhaps a half-dozen assistant managing editors, who were a rank below the managing editor, who reported to the grand editor of all editors, who bore the title of executive editor.

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APOOO Bookclub

When Gerald Boyd was a young boy in St. Louis, Missouri, he helped a neighbor boy sell the New York Times on Sundays.

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