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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