The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) named Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah its 2019 Journalist of the Year.
“Karen has courageously used her commitment to her craft to provide thought-provoking commentary and insights that have led to positive dialogue and the visibility of issues that have not only impacted people of color and minority communities, but also journalists around the globe. I’m especially proud to see how Karen has propelled the tragedy of [Jamal Khashoggi’s] death into a purpose-driven calling to further the cause for press freedom,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover.
The award honors “a black journalists who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and significance to the people of the African Diaspora,” read NABJ’s announcement.
Attiah will receive the award at NABJ’s national convention in Miami, which will be held August 7-11.