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Fifty Years After Starting Out as a Journalist, Edna Machirori Accepts IWMF Award

Edna Machirori, the first black female editor in the Zimbabwean media, earned her journalism degree at the New York Institute of Technology in the 1970s. Last night, the 69-year-old trailblazer was back in Manhattan to accept a Lifetime Achievement honor at the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) 2013 Courage in Journalism awards.

She called the prize the “climax of her career” and said that the training she received in NYC helped her deal with the “personal attacks, threats, put-downs, discrimination and disparagement” that followed. Sometimes even within her own professional ranks.

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IWMF Is Looking For A Few Good Women

The International Women’s Media Foundation is taking their mission to benefit women in the news industry to a whole new level.  IWMF has established the Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Digital News Frontier grant program and is looking to reward female journalists that embody the entrepreneurial spirit.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the IWMF is offering three $20,000 grants to women that propose new projects that will utilize digital avenues to deliver news.  Applicants are required to include sound business plans and exhibit how their work will benefit women in the media world.

If you are interested in applying for one of the grants, make sure to get your submission in before the Nov. 30 deadline.  The application form can be found on IWMF’s official website and winners will be notified on February 15, 2011.