The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists are officially working together after executive directors signed Friday an agreement to plan a joint convention in 2016.

UNITY Reporting fellow Melanie Balakit is covering the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in summer 2014.

UNITY Reporting fellow Melanie Balakit is covering the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in summer 2014.

The convention will be the first to be solely organized by NAHJ and NABJ and has the possibility of being the largest for minority journalists since UNITY in 2012. “(We) have started a journey,” said NAHJ President Hugo Balta.

Meanwhile, UNITY President David Steinberg is making rounds to all the minority journalism conventions this summer to help determine if the group should host a convention in 2016.

“We are talking to folks to see what makes the most sense,” Steinberg said. UNITY consists of the Native American Journalists Association, Asian American Journalists Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Both NAHJ and NABJ are former members of UNITY and left after citing governance and financial reasons.

Read more at: http://latinoreporter.org/nahj-and-nabj-agree-to-convention-as-unity-mills-decision/

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