Each year, we program a number of events highlighting the challenges and successes of women in media. Women in Media Month is powered by the Jessica Savitch '68 Endowed Fund.
Highlighting this initiative is the presentation of the Jessica Savitch Breakthrough award. We had planned to present this award on March 25, 2020 to Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first African-American Woman hired at the Washington Post and a lifelong advocate for education and diversity in journalism. However, because of our on-campus programming being suspended due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed.