Joanna Hernandez, UNITY President
From the President of UNITY:
I am humbled and honored to have been elected president of UNITY: Journalists of Color, representing the joint mission of the Native American Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
As everyone has reasons for doing things, I want to share what motivated me to run for president of UNITY.
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Elections held at fall board meeting
McLean, Virginia, October 27– Joanna Hernandez, current vice president of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (UNITY), has been elected president of the organization.
Ms. Hernandez was elected by UNITY’s board of directors at its fall board meeting this past weekend. Sharon Chan, president of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) was elected vice president, Leisa Richardson of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was elected secretary, and Michaela Saunders, current UNITY secretary of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) was elected treasurer.
Their two-year terms begin on January 1, 2011.
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UNITY President Barbara Ciara
Is it true, is it fair, is it necessary? Much has changed in the world of journalism since I heard those words uttered by my trusted professor. And many of us are road kill on the information superhighway as a result.
Today, most news organizations deliver information via online, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and yes the old-fashioned way over the air and in the newspaper. The good news is we can get news to you fast. The bad news is mistakes and misinformation is getting out there under the umbrella of news.
News is not always by definition a vetted example of journalism.