We’re thrilled to honor Amanda Bennett as the Distinguished Female Journalist of the Year.
Amanda, the Director of the Voice of America, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, investigative journalist and editor, who has spent her career seeking the truth, shaping the news and informing the public. As co-founder of the Bloomberg News’ Women’s project, Amanda has worked to increase the coverage of women in the media.
Amanda’s contributions to journalism and the public, and her commitment to empowering women in journalism, are important contributions to society, which is why we are pleased to recognize Amanda’s accomplishments this year.
– Gloria Story Dittus, Cathy Merrill Williams, and the Advisory Committee for the Washington Women in Journalism Awards