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NLGJA’s National Board of Directors, chapter leaders and members come from rural to major metropolitan print, broadcast, and online newsrooms, as well as community-based LGBTQ media, academic institutions and communications profession. Our strength and respect in the industry comes from the diversity of our membership. NLGJA Partners are organizations and associations that believe in our mission and have a common interest.

New Ways: Reporting on HIV & AIDS Today

New Ways is a series of in-person and web-based trainings, fellowships and specially designed online resources to improve access to information on HIV & AIDS through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These resources are designed to equip journalists covering issues and trends related to HIV & AIDS in new ways while reiterating the time-tested basics of talking, testing and treatment. With these resources, journalists in turn can better serve their viewers, readers and listeners with important information, especially those in communities and geographic areas most impacted by HIV & AIDS.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists promotes professionalism and camaraderie among columnists and other writers of the serial essay, including bloggers. NSNC advocates for columnists and free-press issues.

UNITY Journalists for Diversity

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is a strategic alliance that advocates fair and accurate coverage about diversity — especially race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. As well aggressively challenges that industry to staff its organizations at all levels to reflect the country’s diversity.

Members of UNITY Journalists partner associations (the Asian American Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association) save $25 when joining or renewing with a basic or associate membership.

Journalism & Women Symposium

The Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) Oct. 27 to 29 is celebrating the act of veering off the beaten path and speaking truth to power. Check out the Journalism and Women Symposium’s two keynote speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones, a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice, and Lynn Sweet, a columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times.