The State of the Media

While the media landscape continues to change, Americans’ constitutional right to free press remains constant. Granted by our Founding Fathers, America’s earliest leaders recognized the critical role a free press plays in seeking the truth, informing the public, and holding the government accountable.

During the week of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Story Partners and Washingtonian host our annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards to honor women journalists in our nation’s capital who have contributed greatly to society through their dedicated work.

With continued attacks on the media and threats to journalists, this year’s event is a timely reminder of why we recognize excellence in reporting and standards, and celebrate free press, the cornerstone of our democracy.

By Gloria Dittus, Chairman, Story Partners