"An inspiring and riveting tale." --Patrik Henry Bass, Senior Editor, Essence After a career of many firsts, journalist Gerald Boyd became the first black managing editor of the New York Times . But the dream ended abruptly with Boyd's forced resignation in the wake of scandal over Jayson Blair, a reporter who had plagiarized and fabricated news stories. A rare inside view of power and behind-the-scenes politics at the nation's premier newspaper, My Times in Black and White is the inspirational tale of a man who rose from urban poverty to the top of his field, struggling against whitedominated media, tearing down racial barriers, and all the while documenting the most extraordinary events of the latter twentieth century.
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 a former deputy editor of Health magazine; a former executive editor of Essence magazine; and the founding editor-in-chief of www.essence.com. She has written articles for the Boston Globe, Detroit Free Press, and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.