UNITY Regional Summits

Chicago - Oct. 21, 2016

“Rethinking Journalism in the Midwest”  will bring journalists from around the country to Loyola University for an event centered on prevalent and emerging issues within the Midwest.

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Phoenix - April 28-29, 2016

Stories from the Four Corners: Empowering the Southwestern Perspective. UNITY will hold a town hall meeting on immigration in Phoenix followed by a media regional summit at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Oct. 16, 2015

“Covering Civil Rights in the 21st Century” University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama The summit is a partnership with the University of Alabama’s Department of Journalism and will showcase current and past work by journalists covering civil rights and poverty. Learn more »

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Detroit - September 12, 2015

“Empowering the Detroit Story” Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan The summit is a collaboration with the Wayne State’s Center for Latino’s and Latin American Studies and seeks to highlight the challenges facing the city of Detroit and its diversity communities. Learn more » View a photo gallery

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Pine Ridge - May 2, 2015

“Empower Your Lakota Story” Allen, South Dakota The summit was a collaboration with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and IRE to provide media training and media literacy in the homeland of the Oglala Lakota. Learn more » View a photo gallery

Photo: Bill O'Leary, Washington Post.

Photo: Bill O’Leary, Washington Post.

After a diversity caucus in April 2015, the board of directors for UNITY decided to hold a series of regional media summits in areas around the country that historically have been ignored. The regional media summits are opportunities for UNITY to highlight issues around inequality and media access while engaging with journalists who may not have a chance to attend larger media conferences. Workshops include entrepreneurial journalism, social media training, building start-ups, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) training, beat coverage and discussions around incoming inequality. UNITY also seeks to hold town hall meetings with local journalists of color for the community. Watch, as UNITY President Russell Contreras explains the importance of these summits:

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UNITY opens registration for Chicago Media Summit

UNITY opens registration for Chicago Media Summit

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.

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