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United Airlines Continues Partnership with National Association of Hispanic Journalists

March 19, 2015

CHICAGO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that it has renewed its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and will be the official airline of the organization's special events throughout 2015. 

"United is pleased to continue its support for the NAHJ," said Dave Messing, United's vice president, corporate communications. "At United, we value an inclusive work environment characterized by dignity and respect, which aligns well with the NAHJ's advocacy for accurate and fair treatment of Hispanics by the news media. We're proud that our support helps NAHJ offer career-development opportunities for Hispanics in the news industry and provide scholarships to aspiring journalism students."

The United-NAHJ partnership includes "Platinum" level sponsorship of NAHJ's participation in the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference, to be held Sept. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association.  United also will be title sponsor of a one-day conference on investigative journalism in Mexico City in October, and several local NAHJ chapter and regional events around the country throughout the year, including a Latinas in the Media conference at the City University of New York on March 28.

"We are excited to have United Airlines front and center at our 'Latinas' conference in New York City in March," said Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ President. "United has always been at the forefront of diversity in its industry and the company's continued support of NAHJ makes it possible for us to advocate for Latino journalists across the country and to fight for the fair and accurate representation of Latinos in media everywhere."

United began its support of the NAHJ in 2006.      

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,055 flights a day to 373 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 34 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 and the 737-900ER. United is also welcoming 49 new Embraer E175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

About NAHJ

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C.  NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.

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