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George Daniels <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 7 Jul 2003 22:01:08 -0500
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Fellow MAC Members,

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of yet another incident involving a
black journalist and plagiarism.  While we know African-Americans aren't the
only ones who've faced such charges, it is especially troubling when such
charges involve a national officer of  NABJ.   Glenn Rice, who works for the
Kansas City Star, has resigned as treasurer.

Here's a link to the article published on, which details the
charges against Mr. Rice:

The NABJ President sent the following messages to membership tonight

----- Original Message -----
From: "NABJ" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 9:00 PM
Subject: A Message from the President

> A Message from the President
> NABJ Members,
> It is with mixed emotions that I advise you that Glenn Rice has tendered
> his resignation as NABJ Treasurer and I have accepted his resignation.
> Glenn cited no reason for his resignation.  His letter read as follows:
> "Condace,
> It is with deep personal regret that I tender my resignation as NABJ
> treasurer.
> I have thoroughly enjoyed my service to the NABJ membership as a national
> officer
> and as a member of the board of directors. I hope to continue to
> on the
> local, regional and national levels in the immediate future.
> Respectfully,
> Glenn E. Rice"
> As I accepted Glenn's resignation as NABJ Treasurer, the NABJ Media
> Monitoring Committee brought troubling news to my attention.  The Pitch
> are reporting stories that accuse Glenn Rice of plagiarism.
> While Glenn was an officer of NABJ, this is a personnel matter between him
> and his employer, The Kansas City Star.  This incident had nothing to do
> with his activities with NABJ.
> Nonetheless, NABJ maintains its stance on the issue of plagiarism.  NABJ
> maintains plagiarism hurts all journalists regardless of ethnicity or
> background.  Those who use these incidents as a platform against diversity
> have a fallacious argument at best.
> We are deeply saddened to learn that this could hit so close to home.
> Glenn Rice served admirably as a member of the NABJ Board of Directors,
> four as a director from Region 8 and nearly four as Treasurer.  I thank
> for his service to this organization and wish him the best in life beyond
> his service to NABJ.  In the remaining 33 days of this term of office,
> Executive Director Tangie Newborn and I will continue to rely upon the
> guidance of the NABJ Finance Committee.  Should any of you have any
> questions, do not hesitate to contact me.  My e-mail address is
> [log in to unmask]
> Our organization is as fiscally healthy as it has ever been.  Our members,
> our staff, and your board of directors remain committed to "Building the
> Best" NABJ ever!  I look forward to seeing many of you in Dallas next
> Sincerely,
> Condace L. Pressley