UNITY Journalists

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UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is an alliance of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association,[1] the Native American Journalists Association. UNITY serves as the umbrella organization under which the groups hold a joint convention. UNITY conventions have been held in 1994 (Atlanta), 1999 (Seattle), 2004 (Washington, D.C.), 2008 (Chicago) and 2012 (Las Vegas).[2]


The first president of Unity was San Francisco Bay Area television journalist Lloyd LaCuesta. David Steinberg of the San Francisco Chronicle, a former president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, is president.[3]

The four founding UNITY organizations were the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association.

NABJ left UNITY in 2011 [4] and NLGJA joined later that year.[5] NAHJ withdrew from the alliance in October 2013.[6]

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