NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity will welcome more than 50 journalism leaders March 14 to a Diversity Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Participants will represent top journalism associations such as the American Society of News Editors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Journalism & Women Symposium and the White House Correspondents’ Association. Innovators from J-Lab and Nieman Lab will attend the caucus, and media executives from news companies including Bloomberg News, Gannett and McClatchy will also take part.
During the caucus, participants will share best practices about what diversity efforts are having an impact on the journalism industry, and they will strategize on how UNITY can continue to be a resource on diversity issues.
The caucus is made possible in part by funding from the Ford Foundation. Tweets will carry the hashtag #unitycaucus.
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.