Unity president defends secrecy of NLGJA vote
Joanna Hernandez says she's decided to keep secret the votes of Unity board members to admit the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in order "to allow the board members a level of anonymity in their vote so [as] to prompt honest and open discussion" -- a position that was challenged by Los Angeles Times reporter Robert Lopez. He asked on the Unity Facebook page why Hernandez -- who leads members of the national associations of Hispanic, Asian American and Native American journalists -- was being secretive about how members voted. "I thought this was a journalism group that supports dissemination of information, among other things," he tells Richard Prince. || Earlier: NABJ co-founder says Unity's mission has changed since NLGJA joined.