Recognizing Journalists’ Reporting During Difficult Times

During times of crisis, reporting facts and sharing information becomes even more critical for every American household and business to accurately navigate hardships and challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a reminder of how essential journalism is to our way of life, health, and safety.

Since the start of the pandemic and now, as we navigate recovery, this year’s honorees, four of Washington’s top reporters, have proven that they can report the news at their best while under immense pressure during some of the toughest times we have faced as a nation. During this year’s Washington Women in Journalism Awards, hosted jointly by Washingtonian and Story Partners, we were proud to celebrate the excellent reporting work of four extraordinary female journalists: Norah, Yamiche, Susan, and Karen.

A robust and diverse media industry is invaluable to the health and welfare of our society and our democracy. Our annual Washington Women in Journalism event was founded in 2014 to recognize the essential contributions of journalists like Norah, Yamiche, Susan, and Karen.

Congratulations again to this year’s honorees. Cathy and I are very proud to honor this outstanding group of female journalists who have excelled in reporting during these difficult times.

Gloria Story Dittus, Chairman of Story Partners and Founder and Co-Host of the Washington Women in Journalism Awards