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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Eloiza Altoro
UNITY Executive Director
414-335-1478
executive@unityjournalists.org

McLean, Va., May 15, 2014

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., left, and Mr. Baquet on Wednesday. (Earl Wilson/The New York Times)

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., left, and Mr. Baquet on Wednesday. (Earl Wilson/The New York Times)

UNITY Journalists for Diversity congratulates Dean Baquet on becoming the first African-American executive editor of The New York Times.

As an aggressive advocate for newsrooms to be inclusive and reflect the communities they cover, we applaud leadership moves that further our vision for the field. We had likewise  recognized the prior appointment of Jill Abramson as the first female executive editor of The Times, and wish her ongoing success as a friend and supporter of diverse communities.

 

ABOUT UNITY

UNITY Journalists for Diversity is a strategic alliance that:

  1. Advocates fair and accurate coverage about diversity — especially race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  2. Aggressively challenges that industry to staff its organizations at all levels to reflect the country’s diversity.

The UNITY board is made up of representatives from the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, and NLGJA: The Association of LGBT Journalists.

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