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 email@example.com by 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern on June 29. (For any other UNITY-related issues, please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.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.