NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITY mourns the passing of Gwen Ifill, a journalist that served as a beacon for both great journalism and diversity. Her commitment to quality work and championing the rights of the disenfranchised made a difference and will continue to do so in the decades to come. In the wake of this heartbreaking loss, all of us at UNITY wish her loved ones the very best.
Russell Contreras, UNITY president and Neal Justin, president-elect.
UNITY Journalists for Diversity is a strategic alliance that:
- Advocates fair and accurate coverage about diversity — especially race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
- 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.