UNITY, Journalists for Diversity, has decided to begin the process of dissolving as an organization with a target date of folding on March 30. The vote to take such action was unanimous.
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.
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.
Being a journalist of color can be pretty lonely.
Among the hustle and bustle of everyday work schedules, some of us often forget to take care of ourselves.
Is “Fake News” was 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 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.
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.
The fellowship is designed to simulate convergence journalism, technology and cross-cultural communications. It will also provide recipients a chance to apply for positions and internships at some of the country’s best represented job fairs.