Women Digital News Entrepreneurs SummitThe IWMF and the Ford Foundation are joining forces to host Cracking the Code, an interactive, action-oriented international summit for women entrepreneurs working in the digital news space. Taking place at the Ford Foundation in New York on January 28 and 29, 2015, this event will bring together 150 of the key international players and partners who fund and work in the realm of digital news entrepreneurship, both in the U.S. and around the world. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #Code15
Seeking nominations for the Courage in Photojournalism AwardThe IWMF is seeking nominations for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2014. Created with a $1 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus. The Award winner will be honored at a ceremony in Berlin in June 2015. The Award includes a cash prize of at least $20,000.
Our Issues: Women’s LeadershipIf news content is the final outcome of a series of steps involving the participation of a number of individuals, what then is the role of women in determining and shaping the news agenda? Who decides how many stories are by women and feature women as pivotal subjects in news operations? The IWMF provides women journalists the training necessary to become decision-makers within their news organizations.
About UsThe IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.