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.
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