Only six (6) spots are available for five (5) members of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and one member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Thank you for your interest in New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY, a project funded by the Ford Foundation and supported by UNITY: Journalists of Color. This project is designed to give journalists of color training in entrepreneurship, and support them as they develop their specific business concepts using the tools New U provides.
Those accepted as a New U Fellow become part of a unique team: each Fellow is assigned a direct mentor who has already launched a small business. Participants will also spend two and a half tightly-scheduled days listening to and learning from industry experts – venture capitalists, legal experts, marketing and communications professionals, writers and people who call themselves “serial entrepreneurs”. Continue reading
UNITY Journalists urges the Mexican government to swiftly implement the ‘Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists’ which has been approved by both chambers of the Mexican Federal Congress. This legislation seeks to guarantee and safeguard the life, integrity and security of human rights defenders and journalists by creating a mechanism with authority to implement measures to protect those at risk, as well as preventing such risks from reoccurring.
UNITY Journalists joins the United Nations, the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters without Borders in advocating for an immediate stop to the killings and threats repeatedly suffered by rights defenders and journalists in Mexico. The recent killing of four press workers in Veracruz underscores the dire need for concrete steps to be taken to guarantee the safety of journalists and put an end to impunity.
UNITY Journalists is an alliance of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). It is based in Washington, D.C.
For release May 15, 2012
Contact: Onica Makwakwa, Executive Director
UNITY: Journalists of Color