United Airlines Renews Support for International Center for Journalists’ Minority Reporting Program

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United
Airlines
has renewed its partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) to support the Bringing
Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority
Journalists
. Under the partnership, United will be the sponsoring
airline for the third year for several Fellows who will travel to Latin
America.

ICFJ has selected 12 Bringing Home the World Fellows for 2016. They
represent a variety of news organizations including PBS NewsHour,
POLITICO, The Baltimore Sun and Hoy Los Angeles, as well as freelance
writers. The journalists, chosen from 70 applicants, will travel to
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Cuba among other countries to produce
global stories of importance to their communities.

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan said, “ICFJ is grateful for United’s
support of this program, which brings diverse voices to global news
stories and sheds new light on important issues that are underreported.”

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship gives U.S.-based minority
journalists a rare opportunity to report from overseas and advance their
careers. The journalists, who will travel between June and August, will
blog about their experiences and share information about their
assignments on social media.

To prepare the journalists for their foreign assignments, ICFJ will hold
an orientation from June 20-23, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Each Fellow is
also paired with a mentor who provides guidance throughout the program.

The 2016 Bringing Home the World Fellowship also is sponsored by the
Ford Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Fortune Family
Foundation.

United in Latin America and the Caribbean

United operates more than 1,000 non-stop flights a week to 61 cities in
29 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean from its U.S. hubs in
Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco
and Washington, D.C./Dulles. United serves 25 Mexican cities (more than
any other airline from the U.S.), 10 cities in Central America, eight
cities in South America, and 19 airports in the Caribbean.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a
day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United
Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140
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 more than 715 mainline aircraft, and
this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing
aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding
member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28
member airlines. Approximately 86,000 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 ICFJ

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of
the news revolution. Our programs empower journalists and engage
citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of
reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. ICFJ
believes that better journalism leads to better lives. For more
information, go to www.icfj.org.

Contacts

United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations
872.825.8640
media.relations@united.com
or
Marcela
Masso, 210-277-2913
mmasso@mvculture.com
or
International
Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Maite Fernandez, 202-349-7636
mfernandez@icfj.org