The International Women’s Media Foundation is a passionate NGO that empowers female journalists with safety trainings, reporting fellowships, mentoring opportunities, and recognition for their important work across the globe. We’ve been lucky enough to have worked with the IWMF for the past few years on their primary web presence (Interested? Read the IWMF nonprofit website redesign case study), so we were thrilled when they approached us again for a supplementary site that would promote their annual event, the Courage in Journalism Awards.
The Courage in Journalism Awards – backed by sponsors like The Washington Post, CNN, CBS News, and Bloomberg Philanthropies – celebrate brave women journalists who have overcome oppression, harassment, and other hardships in their relentless fight to deliver high quality, accurate reporting. While the event is usually held in-person, COVID-19 restrictions meant that the 2020 program took place virtually on Washington Post Live – the newsroom’s platform for live journalism content.
In order to boost excitement and spread the word about the event’s virtual format, we worked with the IWMF to develop a plan for a microsite that would introduce the award recipients and encourage supporters to register online. The result: a bold digital hub for The Courage in Journalism Awards that will support the IWMF’s long term event planning needs in addition to publicizing the 2020 event.