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UNITY disappointed, frustrated in methodology of Harvard research project on diversity

Sept. 11, 2013

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Walt Swanston, interim executive director
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UNITY: Journalists for Diversity has a theory on why the news industry has been caught in a riptide: Journalism has failed to adapt to and serve the tectonic shift in the U.S. – a demographic shift from baby boomers to millennials, and from white to brown.

We’re excited that Harvard Kennedy School’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy launched the Riptide project to document the downturn in journalism in the last 30 years. This is a ripe area of research and a vibrant democracy depends on a foundation of public-service journalism.

UNITY’s position on Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality


UNITY: Journalists of Color believes that Net Neutrality is fundamental to maintaining a free flow of ideas and vibrant democracy on the Internet. UNITY believes the integrity of the Internet depends upon the inclusion of diverse media voices and communities of color. We oppose any efforts by means of technological, legislative, or content strategies to block innovation and free speech on the Internet.

Updates and Headlines on Net Neutrality

Media Consolidation

Minority Ownership

UNITY: Journalists of Color believes that America is best served by media that reflect diverse voices, multiple viewpoints, and the widest possible ownership. We oppose additional consolidation of the nation’s media. We believe that media consolidation has a chilling effect on communities of color who are already underrepresented as media owners. We support initiatives that result in increased media ownership by people of color.

Updates and Headlines on Media Consolidation

Updates and Headlines on Minority Ownership

Publications & Reports

UNITY Partners Research and Reports

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  • Cover of Diversity in Washington Press Corps Report Diversity in the Washington Press Corps (2004)

  • Diversity in the Washington Press Corps (2008)
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