Golden tree leaves shadow a red-brick building.

University of Alabama campus in the fall.

Scenes from UNITY’s Alabama Regional Summit

“Empowering the Southern Narrative” brought journalists around the country to the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, on Oct. 16, 2015, for an event centered on media literacy, social media, entrepreneurial journalism and discussions on poverty. The summit also will feature a town hall meeting on the reporting during the Civil Rights Movement.

Scheduled speakers included Johnita P. Due, Assistant General Counsel and former chief diversity advisor at CNN; Jennifer Crandall, Artist-in Residence at Alabama Media Group; Jennifer Chang, deputy growth editor at Quartz; Willoughby Mariano, award-winning investigative reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Matthew Leavell, Director of Design, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Alabama Innovation Engine.

View a photo gallery from the event:




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