This week, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced that they would be honoring PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor with the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award for her coverage on race relations and politics in addition to her commitment to promoting diversity within journalism.
“It is truly an honor and a blessing to receive this award from the IWMF during such a critical and historic year,” said Alcindor in a press statement. “Gwen Ifill was a journalism icon who exemplified all the virtues of the craft that we need now – fairness, bravery, and truth-telling at all costs. Gwen, her dear friend Athelia Knight, and a number of other women and men in my life have helped me navigate my career and embrace my passion for civil rights journalism on many beats and in all forms. I am forever grateful for their support as