The Women’s Media Center
Announces the First
Exceptional Journalism Awards
Outstanding Journalism by
Diverse Women Storytellers on
D.C. WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER
Co-Founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria
Steinem, announced today that THE WOMEN’S MEDIA
CENTER will host the first-ever
WMC EXCEPTIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS,
outstanding journalism by diverse women storytellers.
The virtual event will take place on Thursday,
Journalism Awards Honorees:
DeNeen L. Brown −
Writer and reporter, The
Host and producer of “La Brega:
Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience,” a dual language
from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios.
Aliyah Chavez −
Anchor, Indian Country Today newscast.
Los Angeles Times.
Nikole Hannah-Jones –
Creator, The 1619 Project.
Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News.
Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate, and host of the
of Cherokee Nation. Host and writer of “This Land” podcast.
International Climate Correspondent,
The New York Times.
“These extraordinary journalists have worked
tirelessly to investigate, report, and highlight issues of
key importance in 2021,” says
WMC President and CEO Julie Burton.
“The Women’s Media Center honors
their impact, tenacity, and pursuit of truth. Each of this
year’s honorees reflect the diversity of our country with
the diversity and representation of their journalism.”
“The WMC Exceptional Journalism
Awards honorees have revealed truths, held systems and
governments to account,” says WMC Board Chair Janet
Dewart Bell. “They have advanced and expanded the public
discourse to include the perspectives and concerns of women
and marginalized communities on the critical issues of the
Exceptional Journalism Awards Co-Chairs
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf & Bill Wolf,
Lynda & Stewart Resnick,
Regina K. Scully,
and Mary &
Helen LaKelly Hunt,
Stewart R. Mott Foundation,
and Sophia Yen.
About the WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER (WMC):
2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and
Gloria Steinem, the WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER
works to make
women and girls visible and powerful in media. WMC trains
women leaders to be in the media, does groundbreaking
research and reporting on media inclusion and accuracy, and
produces media style guides such as the book and website
channel, Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center’s
Guide to Fair and Accurate Language. We promote diverse
women experts to journalists, bookers, and producers through
WMC SheSource. Our publication, The Status of Women in
U.S. Media Report, is now an industry standard on where
women stand, and serves as a map that shows us where we need
to go to achieve an inclusive, representative, and equal
media and society. Our research findings have helped to
prove the imbalance to the media industry itself, and the
monumental importance of seeing and hearing and reading
women in all our true diversity – as journalists,
broadcasters, filmmakers, bloggers, and authoritative
To register for the
WMC Exceptional Journalism Awards
on December 16th, or to
donate to support the ongoing work of the WOMEN’S MEDIA
CENTER, go to:
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about the WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER visit: