The winners of the 8th annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards will be recognized in a presentation on Tuesday, June 22 at noon. This year's honorees include CBS's Norah O'Donnell, who will receive the Hall of Fame Award; PBS's Yamiche Alcindor, who will be honored as Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast Television; The New Yorker's Susan Glasser as Outstanding Journalist in Print and the Washington Post's Karen Attiah as a Star to Watch. On behalf of the event, a donation will be made to the National Association of Black Journalists, which has advocated for, and supported, black journalists worldwide since 1975.
The PRSA National Capital Chapter’s DE&I Committee is hosting a June 29 virtual event that will look at how communicators can embed inclusive content best practices in their organizations. Rachele Kanigel, chair and professor of the journalism department at San Francisco State University and editor of “The Diversity Style Guide,” will discuss the definition of inclusive content as well outlining the latest research, trends and resources on inclusive content. The cost to participate in the Zoom meeting is $25 for PRSA NCC members and $35 for nonmembers.
The Museum of Public Relations is hosting a June 29 session that will focus on the PR industry’s LGBTQ community. The event will be hosted by National LGBTQ Task Force communications director Cathy Renna, and the keynote speaker will be Stephanie Battaglino, author of “Reflections from Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling.” Two panels—one consisting of PR pros from corporate and non-profit organizations, as well as a diverse panel of journalists covering LGBTQ+ issues—will discuss how the challenges currently facing the community are covered in the media as well as how the social activism of the last 50+ years has helped bring the community to where it is today. The panel participants will also take questions from attendees. A recording of the program will be available following the show.