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December 2009

New America Media condemns murders of journalists and civilians in the “Philippines massacre”
The New America media (NAM), the country’s largest ethnic media association, expressed their deep concern
over “the vicious murders” of 31 journalists in a militant attack in the southern Philippines. Journalists and civilians were brutally murdered last month in Maguindanao province. Read Odette Keeley’s article on
the NAM’s ethno blog and NAM’s appeal.


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CPJ: Cries for justice in the Philippines massacre


Universal's UK 'Couples Retreat' poster sparks debatemovie1

By Matt Ufford (Source: Yahoo! Movies)

November 16, 2009: A racially-tinged advertising decision has gone awry for the movie Couples Retreat. Read more


Layoffs threatening newsroom diversity: AAJ President
September 26, 2009 (By David Beers, Source: The Hook) - Layoffs rippling through many North American media corporations threaten to leave newsrooms less ethnically diverse. And those who remain employed must be ready to master several mediums and work in all of them during a single shift. Read More

UNITY: Job losses in news industry significantly outpace losses in overall economy
September 17, 2009 - “Since the Lehman Bros. collapse last September, the journalism industry lost jobs at almost three times the rate of jobs lost in the economy each month,” says an immediate release of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. Read More

For a complete copy of the UNITY 2009 Layoff Tracker Report, visit www.unityjournalists.org

UNITY selects Mandalay Bay in Vegas for 2012 Convention
(Source: UNITY) – The 2012 convention of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. will take place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The convention is scheduled for August 1-4, 2012. The most recent UNITY convention was held July 23 - 27, 2008 in Chicago where drew over 7,500 journalists of color and media executives.  Other past UNITY conventions were held in Atlanta in 1994, Seattle in 1999, and Washington, D.C. in 2004. Read More

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NABJ on the Move: National Office Relocation
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will soon move into its new home, Knight Hall journalism building at the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Click HERE to read more about NABJ’s relocation.

North California’s oldest Japanese newspaper may close down
(Source: San Francisco Chronicle) - The Nichi Bei Times, Northern California's oldest Japanese American community newspaper, said Thursday that it is shutting down, but a group of community leaders hopes to keep the presses rolling by forming a nonprofit organization. This story was posted on August 20, 2009. Read more

“NAHJ awards $91k in scholarships in 2009”
(Source: NAHJ & UNITY) - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) awarded $91,000 in new scholarships this fall to 31 students pursuing a career in journalism. An additional $19,000 has been paid out in 2009 from continuing scholarships to six students. Read more on NAHJ’s web site.

NABJ elects new president and new board
Kathy Times was elected the 18th president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The 3,200-member organization also elected 12 Board members in electronic voting that ended on August 7 at the NABJ Tampa Convention. Read the official press release issued by NABJ.

National health policy training alliance for communities of color

The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color will organize a day-and-a-half long training for journalists. This training is designed to bring attention to health policy issues that affect communities of color in the U.S., and to equip journalists with necessary tools, resources, and information they need to report on these topics.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 and Friday, October 9, 2009
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Registration fee is $35. For more info, click here.
For questions and scholarship inquiries contact Sherice Perry at 202-628-3030
or by e-mail at: sperry@familiesusa.org


"Racism, Attacks Lead News Sites to Disable Story Comments"
Read the story (Source: PoynterOnline, July 24, 2009)

"Clear Channel donates radio stations to support minority ownership initiative"
Read the story (Source: New Mexico Business Weekly, July 20, 2009)

First place-based minority health television network
(Source: Multicultural Marketing News Online) -- America's Minority Health Network (AMHN) launched the first place-based, digitally delivered minority health television network in minority doctors' offices.

The network is broadcast via broadband to 32” flat-screen, high-definition monitors in medical practices primarily servicing minorities across the US. The educational segments cover issues that are relevant to minority patients of all ages and of either gender. Initially the programs have focuses on health issues common among African Americans. The TV network will also include Hispanic issues in its programming by 2010.
The operation of the Network began May 1, 2009 with 100 beta sites across the country. Throughout the remainder of the year, the network will complete installing 500 beta sites by the end of 2009 as part of continued expansion.

For more information on America's Minority Health Network, visit www.amhntv.com

Yankees magazine to celebrate Hispanic heritage month in September inaugural issue
(Source: Multicultural Marketing News Online) -- Yankees Magazine, which is known as the “number one selling collectible,” will commemorate the historic opening of the new Yankee Stadium and honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a 12-page feature story on famous Latino players of past decades. 

This feature story includes exclusive quotes from Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera and other prominent Yankees about the men that paved the way for them to pursue their dreams. 

CIIJ needs your help in raising fund
San Francisco State’s Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ) has received a prestigious $15,000 grant from the Challenge Fund for Journalism. But CIIJ still needs to raise $9,000 by August 1.

Please see the message below from CIIJ’s Director Dr. Cristina L. Azocar:  

“. . . Help us reach our goal by making a new or increased gift and your contribution
will be doubled! Our programs and the many students they serve depend on your support.
We know these are difficult economic times. The journalism profession is going through
profound changes as technology alters the way our news is delivered. But despite
technological changes, we need journalists to provide us with the information vital to

Please help CIIJ make sure a diverse journalistic workforce will be a vibrant part of the
future of journalism with your generous donation.”

Click here to donate

FCC fines Cox, CMP and Entravision for violating EEO Rules
Read Full Story (Source: Radio Online)


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Ford Foundation grant to support NABJ's training of minority journalists
Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2009, Source: NABJ) -- "The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces that the New York-based Ford Foundation has awarded the organization a grant of $150,000 to increase educational and training opportunities for journalists of color." Read More

University of Michigan organizes first ethnic media forum
(Source: New America Media) - The forum was part of the conference titled “The Power of Ethnic Media: Has Obama Changed the Face of Ethnic Media?” Speakers in the forum focused on the significance and future of this sector of American journalism. Read More in Suzanne Manneh’s report

Bilingual news network soon to serve local Hispanic community
Reported by Blair Dedrick Ortmann, Full Report

Electronic clearinghouse for news diversity

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication developed the UNITY/McCormick Foundation Electronic Clearinghouse for News Diversity. The database is now available for general use. This database provides more than 400 abstracts on the literature of racial and ethnic diversity and journalism. You can access this database using this link: http://cronkite.asu.edu/unity

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A World of Risk for a New Brand of Journalist
(Source: The New York Times, June 14, 2009) In his report, Brian Stelter analyzes professional and organizational challenges of journalists working for smaller news outlets drawing the recent examples of the detentions of Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi in Iran and two other US journalists, affiliated with Current TV, in North Korea. Stelter documents the concerns over the risks associated with freelance journalists and smaller outlet journalists covering international conflict and human rights violation.

Stelter also reports that new generation journalists, mostly working for cable channels and online media, are subsumed into "one do-it-all position" as they operate camera, report live and post impromptu comments/reports online with the help of new communication technologies. Unlike mainstream media, smaller news outlets are not well-connected to pursue at diplomatic and government levels for the release of their detained journalists. The silence of Current TV on the detention of their journalists in North Korea for three months is a good example of that reality, Stelter reports. Full Report


Arab American News turns 25 this year, serves thousands
June 17, 2009 (Source: Poynter Online) - Frank Witsil of the Detroit Free Press recently spoke to Osama Siblani, editor and publisher of Arab American News, about the history and operation of the newspaper serving about 35,000 Arab Americans. Read more


Cristina Saralegui to receive the 2009 ADCOLOR’s “All-Star” award
“First lady of Hispanic Media joins past ADCOLOR® honorees”
June 11, 2009 (Source: Multicultural Marketing News) - The ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition announced “Hispanic media mogul” Cristina Saralegui as the 2009 ADCOLOR® Awards All-Star Honoree. The ADCOLOR® Awards celebrates each year the outstanding achievements by diverse professionals in advertising, marketing and media. CNN's Soledad O'Brien will host this year’s  ADCOLOR® Awards. The award-giving ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 4 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

News Corp. to have diversity council

June 10, 2009 (Source: Associated Press) - News Corp. is forming an external diversity council in response to criticisms over a New York Post cartoon. Read more

Freedom of the press situation
North Korea sentences 2 U.S. journalists, CPJ deplores

Euna Lee (L), Laura Ling (R) (Photo: CPJ)

June 8, 2009: According to CNN news, two U.S. journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, have been sentenced to 12 years hard labor in prison. Earlier the North Korean government detained Lee and Ling for covering the plight of defectors living along the China-North Korea border.

CPJ calls the action "deplorable" and urges continued diplomatic talks. Current TV journalists Euna Lee Laura Ling were convicted of entering North Korea illegally in March while working on a story about North Korean refugees in China. In a statement, CPJ says the two "were doing their jobs reporting on an important humanitarian story." CPJ's statement

National ethnic media expo & exhibit
Ethnic media expand audience by 8 million adults in 4 yrs

June 8, 2009 (Atlanta): The ethnic media in the United States have picked up 8 million new readers, viewers and listeners in
the last four years, according to a poll released by New America Media (NAM) on Monday.
Poll summary

Related Links:
Challenges remain for ethnic media despite growth

List of 2009 National Ethnic Media Awards Winners

New America Media: "Time for Immigration Reform is Now"

Note: This editorial was produced in association with New America Media, a national association of ethnic media, and was published by ethnic media across the country this week to bring attention to the urgency of immigration reform.

The White House and members of Congress must move quickly on enacting
a just and humane immigration reform package that will reunite families, reinvigorate the economy, and remove the term “illegal or undocumented immigrants” from the dialogue in this country. Click HERE to read the entire op-ed

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Saberi returns to U.S.
May 22, 2009: Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi returned to the United States on Friday, May 22.

Click HERE to read CNN's report on Saberi's return to U.S.

Saberi in a news conference
at Dulles International Airport on May 22.

Clyburn & Co. Seek Treasury Help for Minority Broadcasters
May 21, 2009 (Source: Broadcasting & Cable): Legislators request assistance along lines of auto industry in letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner. A Clyburn is already taking steps to help minority broadcasters. No, not Mignon Clyburn, the South Carolina utility regulator who is the Obama administration's pick for a Democratic seat on the FCC, but her  father, James Clyburn (D-S.C.), House minority whip.

The senior Clyburn has joined with a dozen other House members to ask Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for financial help for minority broadcasters similar to the help the government is giving auto dealers.  

Read more
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel goes for another round of layoff
"30 let go at newspaper that touts diversity"

May 21, 2009: Thirty people were laid off at the South Florida Sun Sentinel last week. Read the full article in Richard Prince's Journal-isms.


Demographics, Challenges and Successes of Women Immigrants to the U.S.
New America Media poll finds women immigrants confront many barriers

May 14, 2009 (Washington, D.C.)—New America Media (NAM) today released a poll on woman immigrants in the U.S. with details on demographics, “reasons for immigrating” and “willingness to overcome barriers” to find a new life for themselves and their families. The Bendixen & Associates conducted the poll. Media Release

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi released from Iranian prison

May 11, 2009 (Source: TIME): "In an unexpectedly swift move, a Tehran court
reduced the sentence of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi and released
her from prison on Monday,
only a day after she appealed her case in court."

Roxana Saberi speaks after her release (Collected from the Los Angeles Times)

Freed reporter Roxana Saberi lands in Vienna (Wiener Zeitung, May 16, 2009)

Could Tribal-owned media save newspapers?

By Kevin Abourezk

May 7, 2009 (reznetnews.org): "Newspapers have seen last few years as troubling as the past one. Media giants like Gannett and McClatchy have laid off countless employees as they struggle to save money lost because of declining advertising revenue. Newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle and the Tucson Citizen face closure or sale. The owners of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune have sought protection in bankruptcy. Other newspapers have turned to being published only on the Internet or have cut back on home delivery." Read more

Hearing on the Future of Journalism in the U.S. Senate
Sources: United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Trarnsportation and UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.

May 6, 2009: “The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing on May 6 on "The Future of Journalism."

Watch the archived webcast (video footage of the hearing is cued at 59:38).

Read the testimony of the witnesses (Click on their names):

  • Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience, Google Inc.
  • Alberto Ibargüen, President and Chief Executive Officer, John S. And James L.
    Knight Foundation
  • David Simon, Author, TV Producer and Former Newspaperman
  • Steve Coll, Former Managing Editor, The Washington Post
  • James Moroney, Publisher/CEO, The Dallas Morning News
  • Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post.


Media awards presented at gathering of racially and ethnically diverse Jews
San Francisco, CA (May 4, 2009) - "The 2008 Be'chol Lashon Media Awards were presented on Sunday, May 3, honoring excellence in coverage of Jewish ethnic diversity in print, broadcast/film and new media. In its second year and its first of open competition, the contest drew entries from around the world, including explorations of African, African-American, Latino, Asian and Arab Jewry." Read More

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"Black journalists group announces nominees for annual awards"
New Categories Recognize Excellence in New Media/ Multimedia Reporting

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the nominees for its annual "Salute to Excellence Awards." A NABJ news release says that more than 200 nominees competed in over 70 categories will receive the awards for “exemplary journalism” on African and African-American subjects and themes in 2008. The awards will be presented during the NABJ convention in Tampa in August.

For more information about the 2009 Salute to Excellence Awards and for a complete list of nominees, please visit NABJ's website.

"Job losses set back newsroom diversity initiatives"
UNITY: Journalists of Color has expressed its deep concern as Blacks and Asians are losing jobs in newsrooms at a faster rate than whites and other minorities. Citing the annual newsroom census report of the American Society of News Editors, UNITY has considered the trend in job loss a setback for the progress made in terms of newsroom diversity. Read More

“Ethnic Media Working Together to Build A Stronger Sector at NAM's National Ethnic Media EXPO & Awards”
New America Media (NAM), the coalition of ethnic media outlets, will host a “critical gathering” of the ethnic media on June 4-5, 2009, in Atlanta. The organizers expect that the two-day NAM exposition and awards will feature opportunities for leaders and supporters of the ethnic media to chart a course of survival for these vital media outlets. (Source: New America Media) Read More

“FCC Acting Chairman To Act Boldly On Media Diversity”

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairman
Michael Copps last week at the FCC meeting expressed his
determination to help improve the state of diversity in broadcasting
industry in the U.S. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
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Michael Copps


Call for the release of Roxana Saberi
UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. expressed its solidarity with the Asian American Journalists Association in its appeal to the Iranian government
for the immediate release of Roxana Saberi, a U.S. journalist based in Iran, without any charges.  Ms. Saberi has been held by the Iranian government since March without any specific charges against her (Source: UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.). Read More about this appeal.

"Call for Nominations for the Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award"

Deadline: May 1, 2009.

Please click THIS LINK to get the details about the award for distinguished achievement in diversity research and education.

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"Ethnic press stung by recession, advertising drop"
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sinking economy is threatening the ethnic publications that immigrant communities rely upon to stay informed and navigate American life. Read more

The State of the News Media 2009: An Annual Report on American Journalism
The State of the News Media: An Annual Report on American Journalism has recently been released.This survey is conducted by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts (Source: Journalism.org). 

The key findings centered on the coverage of the 2008 presidential election between ethnic and mainstream media. One of the findings is, “Both Hispanic and African American media took how-to approach to their election reporting than did the mainstream outlets. In many cases the ethnic media acted as teachers, voter-advocate and even watchdogs. Indeed, both Spanish-language and African American newspapers devoted more than twice the space as English-language ones to explaining specifics on voting, such as necessary documents and when polls close.”

Another observation of the report is: African American print dedicated significant space - more than any other medium - to the historic nature of Obama's candidacy and election. Almost a quarter of the election coverage studied was dedicated to the issue, twice that of mainstream newspapers.

The full report is available at http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2009/index.htm

NPR Pledges More Diversity on Top Shows
"As National Public Radio winds down its daily newsmagazine targeting African Americans, "News & Notes," the network's new CEO says NPR needs to do a better job reflecting "the full spectrum of . . . our potential listenership" in its most popular programs, "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Few stations carried 'News & Notes.'"
Read the full story. (Source: Maynard Institute)

"DiversityInc Announces The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity"

"DiversityInc has announced The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list." Johnson & Johnson has become the No. 1 company for improving work-force diversity this year for the first time. Others in the top five were AT&T, Ernst & Young, Marriott International and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read the full story. (Source: DiversityInc)

"Obama Impacts Diversity in News Coverage"
Journalists in a recent panel discussion at the University of Nevada, Reno, said that President Barack Obama's election has increased diversity in news coverage. Full Story
(Sources: Reno Gazette Journal and UNITYNews of the UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.)

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Dr. Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. - A Legacy

Educator, journalist, professor emeritus, civil rights activist, former Dean of the Howard University School of Communications, Dr. Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. (1926-2009) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday January 23, 2009, in Tampa, Florida. Read More

(Source: the statement forwarded from Dean Jannette Dates at Howard University.)

Call for Entries of the 2009 NABJ National Media Awards
Deadline: February 23, 2009
Learn more

AEJMC Diversity Teaching Practice Award
Entree Submission Deadline on March 4, 2009.
Learn more

"The Audacity of Whiteness: Framing Barack Obama"
Full Story (Published on Feb 2, 2009, The Huffington Post)

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"Membership is Up, but number of hispanics in newsroom is down"
Full story
(Published on Jan 27, 2009, Source: Poynter)

Obama will have a press corps "lacking in minorities"
Read this story "A Pale Reflection of America" by Howard Kurtz
(published in The Washington Times on January 12, 2009)

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"AAJA: Diversity is Good Business"
(Source: AAJA News Release, Dec 9, 2008): Amid layoffs, cutbacks and bankruptcies by media companies, the officials of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) renewed their call for maintaining diversity in newsrooms. READ MORE

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Manship School student earns national fellowship
(Source: LSUNEWS & Manship School of Mass Communication)

December 4 (Baton Rouge)  -Anna Brown, a senior in the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, has earned the recognition of one of the top minority broadcast journalism students in the country. She has recently been named as one of the 2009 Meredith-Cronkite Fellows. Read More

AEJMC Equity and Diversity Award

Call for nominations
This AEJMC award recognizes the “academic units” of Journalism and Mass Communication that are working toward increasing equity and diversity among their faculty. Units will be awarded for improvement and innovation in racial, gender, and ethnic equity and diversity. Application Deadline: February 15, 2009. READ MORE

Newspaper Association of America offers two minority fellowships

(Source: Maynard Institute, November 21, 2008)

The Newspaper Association of America is offering two minority fellowships to the Maynard Institute's Media Academy for managers. The fellowship covers program tuition, housing, meals and includes a travel stipend. The Maynard Media Academy is an immersion management training program with a track record of helping new media managers achieve success. The program is run in partnership with the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.

Program dates are January 11 - 15, 2009 and March 22 - 26, 2009

Participants must attend both sessions.


The application deadline is December 1.

Cronkite school professors research journalism diversity
(Source: ASU Web Devil/UNITYNews, November 19,2008) - Diversity remains an issue for news organizations despite strides that have been made in some newsrooms, according to two research projects presented by experts from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Assistant dean Kristin Gilger and Knight Chair in Journalism Stephen Doig spoke about their projects conducted for UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc., an advocacy group for minority journalists, to a room of about 30 people Tuesday at the downtown Cronkite School. Read More

Obama election drives diversity at outlets
(Source: PR Week/UNITYNews, November 18, 2008) - The historic 2008 presidential election, which resulted in the election of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) as the nation's first black president, has helped to accelerate the increase of diversity in the media.

"With Obama's campaign, [media outlets] had to bring in more African-American contributors, whether right or left," says Gwendolyn Quinn, founder of the African-American Public Relations Collective. "It doesn't work if those always reporting the news and commenting on the news are not representative of the people making the news." Read More

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"Citizen Media Scorecard"
(Source: UNITY, Oct. 24, 2008) - The Free Press, in partnership with the Tyndall Report, has created a "Citizen Media Scorecard" where people have had the opportunity to rate the job that the media is doing with their coverage of the debates.

Read the feedback from each debate by clicking on the below links:

First Presidential Debate
September 26, 2008
Oxford, Miss.

Second Presidential Debate
October 7, 2008
Nashville, Tenn.

Third Presidential Debate
October 15, 2008
Hempstead, N.Y.

Vice Presidential Debate
October 2, 2008
St. Louis, Mo.

UNITY Elects New Leadership
(Source: UNITY press release, Oct. 14, 2008) - Rafael Olmeda, immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), has been elected president of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. UNITY's board of directors at its fall board meeting last month elected Olmeda the President of the organization. Read More

"Disability-related Questions for Politicians"
There are about 54 million citizens with disabilities in the United States. Citizens with disabilities have not found their issues reflected in the discussion on health care, unemployment and economy in this presidential race. Citizens with disabilities are also voters and they would like to hear some specifics about their issues from the candidates before they cast their votes. But journalists hardly ask any disability-related questions to the candidates. Susan LoTempio, writer of this post, believes that “it’s time to start” for journalists to ask disability-related question to politicians. Click HERE to read the full post (Source: poynteronline).

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"UNITY Mourns Loss of Nancy Hicks Maynard"
"UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (UNITY) is saddened by the loss of Nancy Hicks Maynard, co-founder of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE) and a leader in promoting newsroom diversity.  Ms. Hicks Maynard died at the age of 61 after a prolonged illness." Read More

UNITY Seeks to Diversify Future Presidential Debates
UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. wants to make sure that this is the "last election cycle that fails to include women or people of color as moderators" in the presidential debates. Read More

Reporting contest

YouTube, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, Sony and Intel Corporation, will organize a journalism contest “Project: Report” for non-professional, aspiring journalists to report stories that are not covered by traditional media.

Click HERE to see all program details of “Project: Report.”
Official Press Release

AEJMC creates new "Equity and Diversity Award"
Read the full story (Source: AEJMC)

AEJMC to honor the bicentennial of Latino newspapers in the U.S.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in its 2008 resolution has honored the bicentennial of Latino newspapers in the United States. The association supports the national call proclaiming September 2008 to September 2009 as the “Bicentennial Year of the Latino Press in the United States.”

The association will incorporate panel presentation at its upcoming conferences and conventions in recognition of the bicentennial year of the Latino press and “the contributions of other media serving people of color.”
(Source: AEJMC Website)

Click HERE to read the resolution.

NLGJA launches campus roundtable online on LGBT issues
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) launched its campus roundtable program, an online collection of essays that explore "how LGBT issues are integrated into journalism coursework and student newsrooms across the country."

Read the full story (Source: NLGJA)

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A publication opportunity in "New Directions in Latino Communication"
Click HERE to find the details about the subimission

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  November 1st; Forward to Michelle A. Holling, PhD, at mholling@csusm.edu with the subject heading "New Directions."

UNITY '08 Convention: Time to focus on New Journalism
Click HERE to read about the convention highligths.

NAHJ elects new president
The members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) elected Ricardo Pimental as the President of the association. The NAHJ National Officers for the next two years were announced during the Hall of Fame Gala at UNITY ’08 in Chicago.
The NAHJ National Officers

NABJ launches "newly developed" media institute
The media institute will offer professional development opportunities, educational programs, entrepreneurial guidance, workshops, web seminars and conferences. The NABJ media institute will also provide resources for journalists of color. Click here to read more.

NAHJ News: "Noche de Triunfos Journalism Awards Gala to take place in Washington, DC"

Click here to read the story.

AAJA Announces National Awards Winners
AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) has announced that 13 journalists will receive national awards for excellence in news coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander and other issues. AAJA will formally present the awards on Friday, July 25 at its Gala Scholarship and Awards Banquet during the 2008 UNITY: Journalists of Color Convention in Chicago. Click here to read more.

NABJ awards over $167,000 in scholarships to journalism students
NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) has recently awarded scholarships over $167,000 in scholarships to students, pursuing a career in journalism, to attend colleges and universities.
Click here to read more.

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