Stepping down

Last week I formally made the difficult decision of stepping down as president of UNITY: Journalists of Color. I did so for the most transparent of personal reasons: to concentrate on my job and my family.

I have been blessed with a good job in a profession that I love. That profession has seen some dramatic changes in the past decade, and I was honored to be a part of the national conversation about the current and future state of journalism since my first election to the board of NAHJ in 2000.

I have also been blessed in my personal life, thoroughly enjoying being a father to my newborn son as well as a husband and stepfather.

I have every confidence the mission and goals of UNITY will continue to be well-served under its new leadership.  Barbara Ciara is a dynamic and inspiring voice for our cause, and with Joanna Hernandez at her side, UNITY is in for a phenomenal time.


In the meantime, you can still find me on Facebook, Twitter, and at the Sun Sentinel breaking news page and parenting blog.

Published by Olmeda

At-large director on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists. Former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and of UNITY: Journalists of Color. An extreme moderate, not committed to political ideology. Stepfather to two wonderful daughters. Father to two wonderful sons. Husband. Rogue karaoke singer. Humanist

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