Watson receives prestigious Ida B. Wells Award
The National Association of Black Journalists has honored American University School of Communication Professor Dr. John Watson with the Ida B. Wells Award.
The annual award, given jointly by NABJ and the Medill School of Journalism, goes to individuals who make exceptional efforts to make the journalism profession more diverse. It was presented at the group's annual convention on Friday, Aug. 3.
“Newsroom diversity, to me, is not primarily a social, political or moral value,” Watson said. “It is a professional value that is indispensable to our duty to identify important issues and report on them truthfully."