UNITY 2012 Convention

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At UNITY12, Get Educated on Native American Sovereignty

Indian Country has laws that many reporters do not know about and issues that can be confusing to non-native on how to go about reporting on it. We will also discuss ways on how not to report in Native American stories. Topics will include the Indian Child Welfare Act and how to address the story. Gaming issues, attending meetings on tribal lands, environmental issues and do the tribes have a freedom of press law? The why and how to address these issues will be explored.

Presenters:
Kevin R. Kemper is an assistant professor and diversity coordinator at the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he teaches such courses as “Law of the Press” and “Advanced Reporting.” Jefferson E. Keel is in his second term as president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native tribal government organization in the country. Keel is in his fourth elected term as lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Attend this session or more than 60 others on journalism topics that will keep you ahead of the curve.

Pre-register by June 29 for the best UNITY12 rate.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 9 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before June 29.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 9 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before June 29.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Pre-registration for the UNITY12 journalism convention ends June 29!

Register here now.

Rates go up by $200 after. 

Pre-UNITY12 mixer in Phoenix

Pre-UNITY12 Media Mixer
Thursday, July 12, 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
The District, in the Sheraton (Third Street and Van Buren) 

The countdown to the UNITY12 convention continues!

Meet and mingle with journos, editors and media professionals at the Pre-UNITY12 Media Mixer in Phoenix, sponsored by AAJA, ALMA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA and NLGJA. 



Escape the summer heat with happy-hour drink specials and appetizers. RSVP on Facebook to reserve your spot. 

Talk with people who’ve been to previous UNITY conventions, exchange phone numbers, find a roommate or even arrange a ride to Vegas.  

The pre-registration deadline for the best UNITY12 rate is June 29. Members of our alliance associations can come for as little as $225. Don’t miss out! 

Learn more about the UNITY12 journalism convention at unityconvention.org.

Spanish Session at UNITY 12: Video Para Non-VJs

Con seguridad cualquiera puede grabar un video y enviarlo a YouTube, pero esta sesión le mostrará cómo ser un contador de historias en video. Aprenda las tres partes básicas que su historia necesita, la “reglas de los terceros” y lo que significa el “espacio de mirada”. Ya sea que seas una banda de un solo miembro o un periodista que necesita agarrar otro elemento mientras esta haciendo una historia, le mostraremos cómo capturar una historia efectiva cuando aprietes el botón de grabación.

Presenter Yezmin Thomas is a multimedia journalist and news producer at Telemundo Dallas. She is a one-man band in charge of enterprising, producing, shooting, writing, editing and presenting stories for Noticiero Telemundo Dallas and telemundodallas.com. Yezmin has received four Emmy nominations from the Texas and Arizona chapters of the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. In November 2011, she was awarded an Emmy for best feature news report.

Attend Yezmin’s session — plus others geared at Spanish-speakers — as well as dozens of English-language sessions on journalism topics that will keep you ahead of the curve.

Pre-register by June 29 for the best UNITY12 rate.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 10 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before June 29.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 10 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before June 29.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

UNITY12 Offers Aid to the Recently Unemployed

To offer further assistance to journalists who have been laid off, UNITY Journalists is offering a special discounted rate to people whose jobs have been lost during newsroom reorganizations since Jan. 1, 2012.

The special registration rate for Recently Unemployed Journalists is $325, pending confirmation of the registrant’s unemployment status. If you are interested in registering for the UNITY12 convention at this price, you have until midnight Pacific on Friday, June 29, to submit your registration form.

If you are a current member of a UNITY alliance association, start the registration process using your member number and e-mail on file. If you are not a member of AAJA, NAHJ, NAJA or NLGJA, you may still qualify. Click on “New Registration” to begin the process.

If you have questions about what kind of unemployment verification will be required, please e-mail unity12cares@gmail.com by 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern on June 29. (For any other UNITY-related issues, please direct your inquiry to unity12@unityjournalists.org.


UNITY Journalists, an alliance of four journalism organizations representing more than 4,000 journalists, is the nation’s most diverse journalism organization. It is a strategic alliance advocating fair and accurate news coverage about people of color and LGBT issues, and aggressively challenges news organizations to increase diversity in whom they employ at all levels of their companies. UNITY’s alliance partners are the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

An official invitation from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman to join your journalism colleagues at UNITY12. Engage, connect, embrace!

Pre-registration ends June 29, so act now for the best rate.

Oh, the people you’ll meet at UNITY12! UNITY President Joanna Hernandez invites you to come and form bonds that will last a lifetime.

Pre-registration ends June 29, so hurry and save.

Jun 7

Listen to These Great Tips About #UNITY12

Hear more about what’s in store Aug. 1-4 during UNITY12 in Las Vegas. Convention Programming Co-Chairs Paul Cheung and Robert Hernandez provide a rundown of this year’s sessions, which offer journalists the best possible training in a short window.

They’re excited, and you should be, too! Be sure to register by June 29 for the best rate. And listen to their tips here: