CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has renewed its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for the 10th consecutive year and will be the official airline of the organization's special events throughout 2016.
"2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the NAHJ," said James Olson, United's senior vice president, corporate communications. "We are proud to continue our support of NAHJ initiatives on the national and local levels that elevate diversity in the newsroom and amplify Hispanic voices in the community."
The United-NAHJ 2016 partnership includes Platinum-level sponsorship of NAHJ's first-ever joint convention with the National Association of Black Journalists, Aug. 3-7 in Washington, D.C. United will also be title sponsor of the NAHJ/Hispanicize Spanish-language journalism convention, April 4-8 in Miami, and regional and local chapter events in El Paso, New York, Chicago and other cities.
"We are excited that United Airlines continues to believe in NAHJ's mission and goal of more Latinos in American newsrooms," said Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ President. "United has been a long-term partner of NAHJ and we thank them for their commitment."
United began its support of the NAHJ in 2006.
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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.
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