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Honoring Washington’s Women in Journalism

Washingtonian and Story Partners kick off the White House Correspondents’ weekend by hosting our annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards. We’re proud to recognize our honorees: Lifetime Achievement Award: Andrea Mitchell, NBC Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast: Abby Phillip, CNN Outstanding Journalist in Print: Ashley Parker, The Washington Post Rising Star: Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post Women journalists play an invaluable role in the media industry and are some of the bravest, most caring, and smartest…

Reporting Stories that Affect Americans’ Lives

The Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron always says, “We’re at work, not war.” And it’s true. Covering any White House means working to report not just the administration’s message of the day or spin, but also to unearth the stories they might not want us to tell. These are, after all, the stories that often affect the lives of everyday Americans – the top down purge of a federal agency, for instance, or a…

Asking Important Questions Regardless of Attacks

“The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” Today, that quote from the legendary newspaper editor Ben Bradlee is an important reminder to all journalists that the pursuit of facts is more important than the comfort of powerful people. These days, simply asking questions can make you the target of attacks, as I experienced vividly one morning while attempting to ask the president a simple but…

The Revolution of Journalism

It is a great privilege to be honored by Washington Women in Journalism. I am humbled and gratified to be included in this esteemed group. A great deal has changed since I began reporting in Washington for NBC News more than forty years ago. Journalism has, of course, been transformed by the digital revolution, vastly expanding our reach, but also reducing our attention spans to nanoseconds. It has dramatically altered long-standing traditions of news-gathering. We…

Diverse Newsrooms Help Tell Important Stories

Women are still depressingly underrepresented in the media. Each year, the Women’s Media Center surveys newsrooms on their representation and in 2018, it found that women make up 41.7 percent of the total workforce in the outlets that responded. Even worse, people of color comprised just 22.6 percent. I’m proud that HuffPost has a majority-female leadership team, with women in the roles of editor in chief, executive editor, managing editor, and international director. But we,…

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