A Farewell From Outgoing UNITY President Russell Contreras

After two years as president of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, it’s time to say goodbye. My term ends at midnight on Jan. 1, 2017. It was an honor to serve as president of one of the key alliance journalism partnerships in the country. The work – our work – is not over. Many newsrooms still aren’t reflective of the communities they cover.


Collaboration: Rethinking Journalism in the Midwest

Journalism students and mentors collaborated on a digital multimedia story that unfolded in real time while they covered UNITY’s Regional Summit in Chicago.
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UNITY Hosts Student Newsroom at Chicago Regional Media

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity in partnership with mobile publishing startup Evrybit will create a Student Newsroom at the UNITY Chicago Media Summit at Loyola University, Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21.
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NLGJA: A small, but valuable network

At NLGJA, the number of reuniting friends proves just how small and connected the journalism industry really is.
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Groups to White House: We will continue to fight for government transparency

Forty journalism and open government groups today sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in response to his recent New York Times letter to the editor calling for journalists to give President Obama credit for improvements in government transparency.
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Apply Now for JCamp 2017

JCamp is a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism.



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New York Watchdog Workshop

January 27 @ 8:30 am - January 28 @ 1:00 pm UTC-5
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Snapchat for News (February 8)

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What Works in D.C.? Solutions Journalism in Your Newsroom

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4th Annual Journalism School Hackathon at Nevada-Reno

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - February 26 @ 2:00 pm PST
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ACES 2017 – St. Petersburg

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