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.
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.
UNITY congratulates board member Jen Christensen on receiving the 2016 CNN Diversity Ovation Award.
As UNITY prepares for the next year, the alliance is asking valued members of the public to support the organization as we prepare for the next U.S. president.
UNITY mourns the passing of Gwen Ifill, a journalist that served as a beacon for both great journalism and diversity.
As United States prepares to inaugurate the 45th president, UNITY remains committed to the fair coverage of people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, refugees and women. UNITY will not bend in demanding that newsrooms be more reflective of the communities they cover, and UNITY will remain vigilant against harmful stereotypes directed toward vulnerable communities.
The board of directors of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity has unanimously voted to explore holding a joint national media summit in 2018 with its three alliance partners, and will examine inviting other journalism organization to participate.
The board of directors of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity has unanimously elected Minneapolis Star Tribune media critic Neal Justin as its next president.
Journalism students from Loyola University in Chicago will participate in the newsroom project to gain hands-on training in mobile journalism.
The Association of LGBTQ Journalists – announces Philadelphia, PA as the location of its 2017 National Convention.
Forty journalism and open government groups, including UNITY, today sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in response to his recent New York Times letter to the editor calling for journalists to give President Obama credit for improvements in government transparency.
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity in partnership with Loyola University has opened registration for an exciting media summit in Chicago at Loyola University’s Schreiber Center on October 21.
NLGJA has released an Open Letter: Covering the Pentagon’s Transgender Policy in anticipation of the military’s upcoming decision.
Driving through Phoenix streets in his food truck, Michael sees what goes on every day. It first started on Christmas Eve about two years ago when he noticed a lot of homeless people walking and laying on the streets on this special day.
Holding its fourth regional media summit since 2015, UNITY Journalists for Diversity announced this week that more than 110 people attended
its two-day gathering April 28-29 in Phoenix that featured a town hall meeting on immigration and media summit at Arizona State University.
In a room filled with tables and computers, Trevor tells his advance high school students sitting behind each system about their video and audio final projects.
Among the few café shops that give back to the community, or even have programs that empower and help individuals in need, is The Refuge in Phoenix, Arizona.