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Grambling Shows Deterioration to Media

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October 23, 2013

A portion of the floor in Grambling's weight room as seen on Tuesday. (Credit: Institution lost 56.3% of its state funding in past six years; . . . NABJ plans council to examine college student media; Atlanta paper apologizes for "40 Acres and a Whole Lotta Mules"; in poll, Latinos say their community needs national leader; Condé Nast ending internship program; press group condemns violations in Latin America, U.S.; AAJA President Asks for Feedback on Unity (10/23/13)

Institution Lost 56.3% of Its State Funding in Past Six Years

AAJA President Asks for Feedback on Unity

With the pullout of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from the Unity: Journalists for Diversity coalition, Paul Cheung, national president of the Asian American Journalists Association, asked AAJA members for feedback before the next Unity board meeting in December.

"The UNITY we knew in 1994 is gone," Cheung wrote on Wednesday. "The newsroom you knew in 1994 is also gone. That's a fact. But the same battles remain, as long as the issue of diversity remains a problem in our industry.

"I personally don't believe retreating to silos will advance our cause for greater diversity. Since July, the alliance presidents have been working on several proposals to fundamentally restructure UNITY — so we can be more nimble, flexible and financially sound. AAJA has taken a key leadership role in coming up with solutions.

"In the coming weeks, we hope to address these critical issues — including revisiting UNITY's mission, finances and governance. . . . "

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