We Represent America’s Changing Demographics

We Represent America’s Changing Demographics

Karen Lincoln Michel ’81, the state bureau chief of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, serves as president of UNITY: Journalists of Color. The organization is a strategic—and unprecedented—alliance among four national organizations, and is the nation’s largest journalism organization.

As president, Lincoln Michel leads 10,000 journalists from the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association. UNITY’s mission is to advocate fair and accurate coverage about people of color and to challenge the news industry to staff its workforce to reflect the nation’s diversity.

Lincoln Michel has won awards for coverage of political battles over tribal gaming and for a series she co-wrote about spearfishing among the Ojibwe tribes in northern Wisconsin when she reported for the La Crosse Tribune. She also has written extensively about Native American issues as a freelancer and was a columnist for The New York Times Syndicate’s former New America News Service.

“Journalists of color, I believe, are vital to the success of the future of the news business,” Lincoln Michel wrote in a presidential message. “We represent America’s changing demographics.”


After 50 years of separation, the classes of 1956, 1957 and 1958 will celebrate their Golden Reunion, Sept. 27-29, 2007. 

The Golden Reunion Committee extends an invitation to the classes of 1940-1949 to join them.

An act of reuniting will take place for the classes of 1966-1970 on Oct. 12-14, 2007.

Watch your mail for more information, or you may contact the Alumni Office toll free at 866-716-6685.

Summer Outlook 2012