UNITY participates in media discussions on diversity

UNITY kept busy in early October with its participation in two events that spoke directly to the organization’s mission to preach the importance of diversity in newsrooms and coverage.

UNITY Reporting Fellow: Re-defining success in immigrant communities at AAJA

Newsrooms are not typically diverse places, which means there are fewer role models in the industry for minorities.

UNITY Reporting Fellow: Mental health not taken seriously enough in the media industry

Among the hustle and bustle of everyday work schedules, some of us often forget to take care of ourselves.

Fake News and the Art of Journalism

Is “Fake News” damaging the art of journalism? The topic was one of many that was discussed during the UNITY Journalists Diversity Caucus held in Washington D.C. at the National Association of Broadcasters Headquarters. UNITY’s 2017 Student Reporter, Rachel Whiteside, has the details.

UNITY Announces 2017 Fellow

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is pleased to announce Ala’a Ibrahim has been named the UNITY 2017 reporting fellow. Ibrahim, who is studying multimedia journalism and business at the University of Texas at Austin, was chosen out of a group of highly qualified and dedicated young journalists from across the country. She will represent UNITY at five annual conferences focused on diversifying newsrooms and the stories they tell.


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Anyone wondering if UNITY still matters need only look around.  Journalists are misunderstood, under-appreciated and in some, cases, outright abused. Nothing is more vulnerable than the media’s mission to represent, understand and celebrate diversity.

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UNITY Mourns Loss of Former Executive Director

UNITY Mourns Loss of Former Executive Director

The UNITY board wants to express its condolences following the passing of Walt Swanston-NuevaEspana, a long-time champion of diversity in newsrooms. Walt was a former executive director of UNITY, organizing its ’94 and ’99 conventions.

4th Annual UNITY Diversity Caucus

4th Annual UNITY Diversity Caucus

UNITY hosted a timely conversation:”Is fake news pushing diversity off the agenda?”, with 60 fellow journalism leaders and innovators. UNITY convened its fourth annual Diversity Caucus on April 7 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Biography: Ala’a Ibrahim, 2017 UNITY Fellow

Ala’a Ibrahim is studying multimedia journalism and business at the University of Texas at Austin. As a visual journalist, her experience revolves around video production, documentary film, and reporting. She is currently a multimedia intern at Austin’s NPR affiliate,...

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