Yanick Rice Lamb
Yanick Rice Lamb is a professor and former chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University, where she is pursuing a doctorate in medical sociology. She is also co-founder of the health website FierceforBlackWomen.com and an environmental health fellow through the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of BET Weekend and Heart & Soul magazines, and an editor at The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Child magazine and Essence. She won an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award for “Dealing With Dementia,” a Clarion Award for Fierce and a Distinguished Service to Humanity Award in her hometown, Akron, Ohio. She wrote “Stuck in the Hospital” on long-term care of the uninsured as a Health Performance fellow through the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Commonwealth Fund. Her book projects include Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson, The Spirt of African Design, Rise & Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist and her forthcoming debut novel, Nursing Wounds
My scholarly research and creative activities focus on digital media in terms of employment, management, innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and coverage of underserved communities and under-reported topics such as health disparities, environmental justice, other social issues and culture.
Creative and Published Works
“Multiple Sclerosis.” Health and Wellness for People of Color: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Problems and Solutions. Copeland, V.C., ed. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood (2019).
Lamb, Yanick Rice and Byerly, Carolyn. “Kerner @ 50: Looking Forward, Looking Back.” Kerner @ 50: Communication and the Politics of Race in the United States. Special issue of the Howard Journal of Communications. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group (2019). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10646175.2019.1627959
“All the News That Fits on Tablets: An Analysis of News Consumption and Best Practices,” AEJMC Council of Affiliates, Second Annual Industry Research Award, (August 2013). http://www.aejmc.org/home/2013/08/industry-research-2/
Lamb, Yanick Rice; Sturgis, Ingrid; and Fancher, Charles B., “Teaching Converged Media Through News Coverage of the 2008 US Presidential Election and Inauguration,” Asia Pacific Media Educator, 20, 2010, 91-102. Also available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/vol1/iss20/9
“Supplementing the News: An Industry-Based Description of Magazine Supplements in the Black Press 1950-2000,” Journal of Magazine and New Media Research (October 2009) https://aejmcmagazine.arizona.edu/Journal/Fall2009/Lamb.pdf
Byerly, Carolyn, and Lamb, Yanick Rice, eds. (2019) Kerner @ 50: Communication and the Politics of Race in the United States. Special issue of the Howard Journal of Communications. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uhjc20/30/4
Chapters in Books:
Abrahamson, D. and Prior-Miller, M., eds. (2015) The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research: The Future of the Magazine Form: Research Perspectives and Prospects. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Chapter 14, “Research Review: Communication and Consumer Lifestyle Behavior.” http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138854161/
Langmia, K., Tyree, T.C.M., O’Brien, P. and Sturgis, I., eds. (2013) Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Ltd.: “The Seven Sisters and Their Siblings Go Digital: An Analysis of Women’s Magazine Content on Websites, iPads and Cell Phones,” with Kendra Desrosiers, MBA https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780761861966/Social-Media-Pedagogy-and-Practice
Hamlet, J. and Means Coleman, R.R., eds. (2009) Fight the Power! The Spike Lee Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., “Spike Lee as Entrepreneur: Leveraging Forty Acres and a Mule,” pages 383-398. https://www.worldcat.org/title/fight-the-power-the-spike-lee-reader/oclc/228676592
“‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Blends Racism of 1950s New York With an Old-School Whodunit.” · https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/motherless-brooklyn-blends-racism-1950s-new-york-old-school-whodunit-n1082456, Nov. 15, 2019
“50 Years After the Kerner Commission, Little Progress for People of Color in Media” http://www.womensmediacenter.com/news-features/50-years-after-the-kerner-commission-little-progress-for-people-of-color-in-media, March. 29, 2018
USA TODAY’s Black History Month Special Edition. History Comes Home. http://onlinestore.usatoday.com/black-history-month-2017-p18570.aspx
“I Am Not Your Negro; Shows James Baldwin as a ‘Witness’ Then and Now” https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2017/01/31/baldwin-witness-now/97285092/, Jan. 31, 2017
“Black History Month: Remembering Gwen Ifill” https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/02/18/black-history-month-remembering-gwen-ifill/97422124/, Feb. 18, 2017
“Oprah Winfrey and the Immortal Reach of Henrietta Lacks” http://www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/oprah-winfrey-and-the-immortal-reach-of-henrietta-lacks, April 25, 2017
“African-American History Museum Does Justice to Women” http://www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/museum-of-african-american-history, Oct. 28, 2016
“Hanging at LeBron’s High School: A Sweet Night for the Akron Faithful http://theundefeated.com/features/hanging-at-lebrons-high-school/, June 20, 2016
“Dealing With Dementia,” http://fierceforblackwomen.com/2014/11/11/dealing-with-dementia-a-sons-journey-in-caring-for-his-mother/, TheRoot.com and NPR’s http://www.nextavenue.org, Nov. 14, 2014.
“D.C. Mayor’s Wal-Mart Bill Veto Intensifies Minimum Wage,” Afro-American Newspapers, https://www.afro.com/d-c-mayors-wal-mart-bill-veto-intensifies-minimum-wage-debate/, Sept. 13, 2013
“Texas Leads U.S. in Execution of African Americans,” Afro-American Newspapers, · https://www.afro.com/texas-leads-u-s-in-execution-of-african-americans/, Aug. 7, 2013
“Day One: Supreme Court Health Reform Arguments, Afro-American Newspapers, http://www.afro.com/sections/news/national/story.htm?storyid=74501, March 26, 2012.
“Day Two: Supreme Court Mixed on Minimum Coverage Mandate, Afro-American Newspapers, http://afro.com/sections/news/national/story.htm?storyID=74504, March 27, 2012.
“Day Three: Supreme Court Wraps Up Arguments on Health Reform, Afro-American Newspapers, http://www.afro.com/sections/news/national/story.htm?storyID=74542, March 29, 2012.
“Stuck in the Hospital: Discharge Delays Leave Some Chronically Ill Patients Waiting Weeks and Months for Long-Term Care,” Heart & Soul magazine, June 2011. https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2011/10/why-are-some-patients-stuck-in-hospitals-for-wee
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