NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITY Executive Director
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity has opened registration for an exciting media summit in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the University of Alabama.
Date: October 16
Time: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Organizer: UNITY: Journalists for Diversity
Phone: (414) 335-1478
“Empowering the Southern Narrative” will bring journalists around the country to Tuscaloosa for an event centered on media literacy, social media, entrepreneurial journalism and discussions on poverty. The summit also will feature a town hall meeting on the reporting during the Civil Rights Movement.
Scheduled speakers include Johnita P. Due, Assistant General Counsel and former chief diversity advisor at CNN; Jennifer Crandall, Artist-in Residence at Alabama Media Group; Jennifer Chang, deputy growth editor at Quartz; Willoughby Mariano, award-winning investigative reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Matthew Leavell, Director of Design, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Alabama Innovation Engine.
UNITY hosted its first ever regional summit in May, attracting more than 70 people for an event on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota. The gathering, held at the new Allen Youth Center, pulled in journalists from eight different states and around 30 children from American Horse School.
The group then held its second regional gathering Sept. 11-12 in Detroit featuring a town hall meeting on Arab Americans and media summit at Wayne State University. The events attracted more than 150 people.
Onsite registration also welcome.
Asian American Journalists Association
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.