Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's Arrived!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Four years and thousands of planning hours later, the mother of all journalistic conferences, UNITY, kicks off this week in Chicago.

The quadrennial convening is organized by UNITY: Journalists of Color, a strategic alliance advocating news coverage about people of color and more diverse news media. More than 10,000 journalists are members, drawing from the four national organizations that comprise UNITY: Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Native American Journalists Association.

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is slated to speak, among other dignitaries, including the President of Senegal. For the full schedule, visit: www.2008unity.org. You can catch the McCormick journalism staff at a number of McCormick-funded events and projects, including:

  • The student projects ( more than 60 diverse college students are covering"the conference through print, online, broadcast and multimedia)
  • A research study measuring the diversity of the Washington Press Corps (in conjunction with Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism)
  • A video, produced by the McCormick Fellows, documenting how newsrooms have changed since the 1968 Kerner Commission. It will be shown at Thursday morning's plenary.

1 Responses to “It's Arrived!”

Marcie Hill said...
1:50 PM, July 28, 2008

This was one of the most awesome experiences ever. I am new to the world of journalism and I learned how to report information about communities of color. If you were not there, you missed a treat.


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