Linking up

My UNITY experience begins tomorrow although the convention has had events starting last Friday.

In preparation, here are some useful UNITY links that I’ve come across so far.

  • UNITY 2004 – It’s got almost everything you need know about the convention, including schedules, general information as well as links to tourism info around DC.
  • Knight Ridder at 2004 – A quick Google search turned up a couple of useful sites, including this one. Information about Knight Ridder’s presence at the convention. It also includes useful advice from recruiter Joe Grimm of the Detroit Free Press.
  • Gannett at Unity – Information about Gannett and its UNITY effort.
  • Fun Patrol – This blog from Knight Ridder reporter Jon Fortt _should_ be useful in a few days when the convention gets into full swing.
  • AAJA UNITY Highlights – If you thought the UNITY schedule was daunting, the Asian American Journalists Association lists its events on a separate page. (So does the National Association of Black Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.) The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has a convention page

Lift off

I relaunched my professional Web site this morning. The site includes examples of my journalism work in writing, photography and design.

To accommodate the form and function of the new Web site, I’ve moved the professional Weblog to I will continue to post updates about my career and journalism-related information on this blog.

Speaking of journalism-related information: This week, I will be attending the UNITY 2004 convention in Washington DC. As the largest gathering of journalists of color in the United States, it’s a terrific opportunity to meet hundreds of media professionals from all over the country.

I’ve set up a special UNITY blog where I will be posting updates and information from the convention floor as time permits.

I encourage you to take a look around the entire site. Please contact me if you have comments or questions. Contact ryan -at-

Setting course for DC…

Hey. I’m going to head to DC Wednesday morning. I should be in DC in time for the first evening of the convention. There’s going to be a lot going on, and I’m eager to experience my first journalism convention and first visit to the nation’s capital.