The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women
It was a year of firsts in 2012 for the Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women. For the first time in the award's 17-year history, co-winners, author and Washington Post columnist Selena Rezvani, and Newsweek/The Daily Beast Editorial Director, Women in the World, Abigail Pesta were recognized as journalists who best captured the courage, vision, and spirit of GFWC’s founder and pioneering journalist Jane Cunningham Croly. In addition, Pesta becomes the first two-time winner of the Croly Award.
Croly Award winners demonstrate a concern for the rights and advancement of women in our society; an awareness of women’s strength and courage; and/or an attempt to counteract sexism.
Rezvani's series of columns in the Washington Post covering women’s leadership issues, including “A Glass Ceiling, By Any Other Name”, which asks if such monikers help or hinder women’s progress among the workforce, presents a clear focus on current problems while offering potential solutions.
Pesta was selected for her uplifting story on The Daily Beast, “How a Blogger Blocked Sex Slavery,” which tells of how a 24 year-old New York City woman took in two stranded Russian college students, saving them from possible human trafficking – simply because she read about their plight online.
You can read the official press release here: PDF
The contest is open to all journalists who contribute to newspapers, broadcast news programs (radio and television), magazines, news services, or online publications, either on staff or in a freelance capacity.
Complete entry guidelines and entry form for the Croly Award can be found here: Word | PDF