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2011-09-19 12:06:00

Devoted to Diversity, UNITY Diversifies Its Own Mission MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY: Journalists of Color will now include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), after the boards of directors of both organizations agreed to the partnership last week. NLGJA's mission to advance the interests of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender journalists is consistent with UNITY's mission of ensuring that American newsrooms, and consequently...

2011-06-10 18:09:00

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented collaboration, 12 young journalists from the four major minority journalism organizations in the United States spent the week covering the United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110610/DC18212) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/DC62460LOGO) The meeting was attended by more than 3,000 delegates, including dozens of presidents and first ladies. The goal of...

2011-05-10 16:34:00

MCLEAN, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc. (UNITY), has partnered with UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS) to award eight (8) journalists of color fellowships to cover the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS from June 6 to 11, 2011 in New York City. An additional four young journalists from other regions of the world will also receive fellowships to cover the event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/DC62460LOGO) The...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc., has established a new revenue-sharing plan for the 2012 convention and is committed to working on a new strategic plan to make our alliance stronger while also ensuring the sustainability of the organization's important mission. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/DC62460LOGO) The new revenue-sharing plan creates the potential for more revenue for each alliance partner: the Asian...

2011-03-10 09:02:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc., has received a renewal grant from The Ford Foundation to continue implementing the New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY (New U) project. The foundation has made a two-year commitment to the project at $100,000 per year. This will enable the New U project to support the creative ideas of journalists of color who will participate in the 2.5-day "boot camp" scheduled for October 2011 in Las...

2010-12-08 11:38:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president of UNITY: Journalists of Color calls on The Associated Press to reconsider abandoning its internship program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080723/UNITYLOGO) AP officials have confirmed that the news service's internship program will be eliminated as a part of an overall restructuring. While UNITY understands the financial challenges facing AP and all news organizations, we believe the news service can only...

2010-10-27 12:56:00

Elections held at fall board meeting MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joanna Hernandez, current vice president of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (UNITY), has been elected president of the organization. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/DC89900) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101027/DC89900) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080723/UNITYLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080723/UNITYLOGO) Ms. Hernandez was elected...

2010-10-05 15:27:00

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc.'s New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY (New U) project announced today that its participants had reached the voting stage of the competitive program. Pending an online vote by their peers from all four UNITY alliance associations (AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ and NAJA), four participants will each receive $5,000 in seed money for their business. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080723/UNITYLOGO)...

2010-04-19 12:59:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc., has received a $100,000 grant from The Ford Foundation to implement a New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY (New U) project. The New U project will support the creative ideas of participating journalists of color through a series of two-day "boot camps" at each of the four summer 2010 UNITY alliance partners' conventions. In addition to offering training and one-on-one mentoring, the program will...

2010-04-15 18:43:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists of Color supports its colleagues in Ecuador and shares their concerns about a proposed new communications law being considered by the National Assembly. If approved, this law will affect press freedom and free speech by breaching Inter-American principles on the public's right to information. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080723/UNITYLOGO) UNITY urges the members of Ecuador's National Assembly to ensure that...