Unity president Joanna Hernandez takes Washington Post buyout


Joanna Hernandez, the president of Unity Journalists, applied for and received a buyout package from the Washington Post, where she is currently a multiplatform editor, Richard Prince reports. She's going to become a career services director for City University of New York's journalism grad school. "I'm very excited about this opportunity, because it means I will be able to use both my personal and professional experiences to help the next generation of journalists enter our trade," Hernandez told Prince.

Prince names six other journalists of color who have accepted the Post's most recent buyout offer: two of those are news aides Stephen A. Crockett Jr. and Kerry Flagg. Crockett told Prince he hopes to find a job that pays him until he can write "books and movies and plays." || Related: Unity president ‘immensely sad’ when alliance voted to drop ‘journalists of color’ from name | Washington Post Guild rep says close to 50 people probably have accepted buyout offer | Washington Post offers buyouts for 5th time in recent years

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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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