Advancing Journalistic Excellence Since 1932
The American News Women's Club will honor PBS "NewsHour" and "Washington Week" Anchor Gwen Ifill at our annual benefit on May 19, 2014, to raise funds for scholarships and bestow the ANWC Excellence in Journalism Award for outstanding contributions to journalism.
A stellar lineup of roasters and toasters will feature well-known media pals of Gwen's including NPR Host and Special Correspondent Michele Norris Johnson, Slate Magazine Chief Political Correspondent & CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, and CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood.
Past Recipients of the ANWC Excellence In Journalism Award
The ANWC Excellence in Journalism Award is awarded each year to a candidate with a lifetime record of achievement in this highly competitive field of journalism. Barbara Walters received the 2013 Excellence in Journalism award on June 21 at the National Press Club. Read about the 2013 gala here.
Members from the ANWC include professionals in journalism, public relations, news media, and publishing. Marked in history as one of the first women's press club, The American News Women's Club is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization offering educational and professional development programs in support of women and excellence in journalism.
The proceeds from the annual ANWC "Excellence in Journalism Award" benefit gala provide scholarships to aspiring students of journalism. In 2003, the organization was named an historic site in journalism by the National Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).