Happening @ UNITY 2012
Call for Application for the New U 2012 Start-Up Camp
Only six (6) spots are available for five (5) members of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and one member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Thank you for your interest in New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY, a project funded by the Ford Foundation and supported by UNITY: Journalists. This project is designed to give journalists of color training in entrepreneurship, and support them as they develop their specific business concepts using the tools New U provides.
Those accepted as a New U Fellow become part of a unique team: each Fellow is assigned a direct mentor who has already launched a small business. Participants will also spend two and a half tightly-scheduled days listening to and learning from industry experts - venture capitalists, legal experts, marketing and communications professionals, writers and people who call themselves "serial entrepreneurs".
2012 UNITY CONVENTION UNEMPLOYED JOURNALIST FUND
Convention Assistance for Unaffiliated Journalists
Deadline: June 8,2012
As part of the 2012 UNITY Convention Assistance Program, UNITY Journalists is offering support, covering registration and hotel stay, to assist unemployed and/or underemployed journalists to attend the UNITY 2012 Convention: Media Expo & Career Fair in Las Vegas, NV, August 1-4, 2012.
This application is for journalists who are not affiliated with any of the current UNITY alliance organizations. Priority will be given to those journalists who have been laid off within the last 18 months and/or can demonstrate the greatest financial need.
If granted, your assistance will include the following:
Submission is now closed. We will announce the winners end of this week.
AUTHORS SHOWCASE @ UNITY '12
Congratulations to all our authors who have been selected to feature their books at our Showcase!
The NewU Loft @ UNITY '12
Are you a journalist who wants to start up your own company, and have no idea how to do it? Do you have a company and need to find a way to connect to others who can help you grow? Come to UNITY 2012 this August in Las Vegas, because we're going to help you take the next steps towards business success!
For three days, entrepreneurs will convene in a large room with fellow start-up CEO's who are current or former journalists, angel investors and business coaches. The people behind NewU, a program that helps journalists of color become media owners, will offer relevant panel discussions and pitch sessions so you can learn the art of convincing an investor to support your company. At the end of each day, we'll have a meetup where you'll get the chance to rub elbows with those who are already in the game, and are winning.
Come to Las Vegas, register for UNITY and sign up for our Startup Loft. The Loft will be open from 10-5 Thursday and Friday of the conference and from 9-3 on Saturday. Come each morning to sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions and panel discussions.
Journalist Two-Day Training Session @ UNITY'12
Families USA is hosting a National Health Policy Training for Communities of Color on July 31 through August 1. This training is designed to bring attention to health policy issues that affect communities of color and to ensure that journalists have the tools, resources, and information they need to report on these topics.
During the skills-building session, several talented journalists will share their wealth of experience by covering topics such as basic health policy reporting and new media journalism. Families USA has also invited several policy experts that focus on health disparities, health reform, and state national perspectives on health care reform.
Please note: A discounted registration is available for those attendees that pre-register and fellowships are available based on need. If you would like to apply for a fellowship, on the registration form please indicate the type of assistance you need.