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The International Women's Media Foundation's Gwen Ifill Award was established in honor of the legendary co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour, who passed away in November 2016. Gwen Ifill was among the most respected journalists of our time, a trailblazer and an incredible role model and mentor for young journalists. The Award is given annually to an outstanding woman journalist of color whose work carries forward Gwen Ifill’s legacy.


Candidates for the award will be evaluated on criteria including their record of outstanding achievement in journalism, and the extent to which they represent the values Ifill embodied, including in the areas of mentorship, leadership, and commitment to diversity in journalism.


The IWMF will be accepting self-nominations and third-party nominations until Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 11:59 pm eastern.

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