The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is being honored with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy — given by the Commission on the Status of Women within the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication — for its efforts to identify, mentor and retain journalists of color.
The award honors Donna Allen, the founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. It highlights feminist media activism and the implication on the rights and freedoms of women and minorities across the world.
The Commission on the Status of Women encourages diverse research and programming on the status of women in journalism and mass communication education. It works to balance inequities in the academic community.
The Society will be recognized August 8, 2020, as a part of the AEJMC annual conference.