Awards

  • Book Authority: Best New Journalism Books (2020)
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Spelman College
  • Doctor of Laws (honorary), Briarwood College, Southington, Conn.
  • Hall of Fame, Southern Regional Press Institute, Savannah State University
  • Women of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
  • Ida B. Wells award for national media diversity, given by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Conference of Editorial Writers
  • Robert G. McGruder award for national media diversity, given by the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Freedom Forum
  • Hall of Fame, National Association of Black Journalists, Southeast /Region III
  • Career Achievement Leadership Award, Columbia University School of Journalism¬†