Journal-isms, a column focused on the journalism industry and diversity, has parted ways with the Oakland-based Robert C. Maynard Institute, according to a blog post published Friday afternoon.
“After much deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided the Journal-isms column is no longer as critical as it has been toward the Institute achieving its goals and aspirations,” according to a statement on the institute’s website. The column’s content has been invaluable to the Institute and its community of readers through the years. However, given new initiatives needing funding and strategic considerations, we can no longer allocate resources to it.”
AllDigitocracy reported earlier this week that Journal-isms was being put on indefinite hiatus following a dispute between the institute and Richard Prince, who has penned the column for the past 13 years. Prince said that institute representatives wanted him to insert his own images and hyperlinks into his column rather than to pay a third party to do so. The added responsibility was too time consuming, Prince said. Both Maynard and Prince said on Monday that they hoped to work out their differences.
On Friday, when asked by email whether the conflict had been resolved, Prince responded: “Guess not.”
Prince said Journal-isms won’t end, and wrote in Friday’s blog post that he is in talks with potential partners to help underwrite the column’s expenses.