UNITY Regional Summits
Stories from the Four Corners: Empowering the Southwestern Perspective. UNITY will hold a town hall meeting on immigration in Phoenix followed by a media regional summit at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
“Covering Civil Rights in the 21st Century” University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama The summit is a partnership with the University of Alabama’s Department of Journalism and will showcase current and past work by journalists covering civil rights and poverty. Learn more »View a photo gallery
“Empowering the Detroit Story” Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan The summit is a collaboration with the Wayne State’s Center for Latino’s and Latin American Studies and seeks to highlight the challenges facing the city of Detroit and its diversity communities. Learn more » View a photo gallery
After a diversity caucus in April 2015, the board of directors for UNITY decided to hold a series of regional media summits in areas around the country that historically have been ignored. The regional media summits are opportunities for UNITY to highlight issues around inequality and media access while engaging with journalists who may not have a chance to attend larger media conferences. Workshops include entrepreneurial journalism, social media training, building start-ups, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) training, beat coverage and discussions around incoming inequality. UNITY also seeks to hold town hall meetings with local journalists of color for the community. Watch, as UNITY President Russell Contreras explains the importance of these summits:
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Check out this book by S. McEachin Otts. He was one of UNITY’s luncheon panelists at our Alabama Regional Media Summer in October 2015: