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NewU Participant Biographies – NAJA

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John Gregg

Producer Profile originally written by Zach Oliva for Native American Public Telecommunications

John Gregg has known for a while that moving away from Lincoln, Neb., was a possibility. But the longtime “AIROS” manager and project coordinator for Native Radio Theater decided it was time after 12 years producing Native American radio for NAPT.

Gregg (Iňupiat/Hopi) moved to Lincoln Nebraska from Tuba City, Ariz., when he was offered the assistant manager position at the American Indian Radio on Satellite or AIROS. Created in 1994, AIROS started as a Native American radio service to deliver programming, including music, news and entertainment, via satellite to the 33 tribal and public radio stations in the nation.

NewU Participant Biographies – AAJA

Asian American Journalists Association

Anny Hong

After working as an Anchor/Reporter at CBS13 (Sacramento, CA), Anny Hong is fulfilling her dream of living in Paris. She moved to France to cover stories in Europe and attend the prestigious Sorbonne University to learn French. She also took cooking courses at the world-renowned Cordon Bleu Culinary Institution. Along with going to school, she has been blogging about her life and experiences in France for CBS13. She has also been Skyping and reporting LIVE from various events and interesting locations for Good Day Sacramento and CBS13.

NewU Participant Biographies – NAHJ

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Elizabeth Aguilera

Elizabeth Aguilera recently completed an extended one-year fellowship at the University of Southern California.

UNITY Gets Ford Foundation Grant to Advance Entrepreneurship Among Journalists of Color

April 13, 2009

McLean, VA — UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc., has received a $100,000 grant from The Ford Foundation to implement a New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY (New U) project.  The New U project will support the creative ideas of participating journalists of color through a series of two-day “boot camps” at each of the four summer 2010 UNITY alliance partners’ conventions. In addition to offering training and one-on-one mentoring, the program will include a competition for start-up funding to assist news entrepreneurs to realize their ideas.

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