Fake News and the Art of Journalism

Is “Fake News” damaging the art of journalism? The topic was one of many that was discussed during the UNITY Journalists Diversity Caucus held in Washington D.C. at the National Association of Broadcasters Headquarters. UNITY’s 2017 Student Reporter, Rachel Whiteside, has the details.

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UNITY Announces 2017 Fellow

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is pleased to announce Ala’a Ibrahim has been named the UNITY 2017 reporting fellow. Ibrahim, who is studying multimedia journalism and business at the University of Texas at Austin, was chosen out of a group of highly qualified and dedicated young journalists from across the country. She will represent UNITY at five annual conferences focused on diversifying newsrooms and the stories they tell.

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UNITY’s Call to UNITY

Neal Justin

Anyone wondering if UNITY still matters need only look around.  Journalists are misunderstood, under-appreciated and in some, cases, outright abused. Nothing is more vulnerable than the media’s mission to represent, understand and celebrate diversity.

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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.

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4th Annual UNITY Diversity Caucus

4th Annual UNITY Diversity Caucus

UNITY hosted a timely conversation:”Is fake news pushing diversity off the agenda?”, with 60 fellow journalism leaders and innovators. UNITY convened its fourth annual Diversity Caucus on April 7 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

UNITY Announces 2017 Fellow

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is pleased to announce Ala’a Ibrahim has been named the UNITY 2017 reporting fellow. Ibrahim, who is studying multimedia journalism and business at the University of Texas at Austin, was chosen out of a group of highly qualified and dedicated young journalists from across the country. She will represent UNITY at five annual conferences focused on diversifying newsrooms and the stories they tell.

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Sep 06

Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) Pre-Conference Mixer

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - September 7 @ 10:00 am UTC-7
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NLGJA 2017 National Convention

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Covering Violence Against Native Women & Children at EIJ17

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NAJA Membership Luncheon and Business Meeting

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