Together with NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, The Curve Foundation is excited to share the recipients of the inaugural Curve Award for Emerging Journalists. The recipients of the inaugural 2021 Curve Award for Emerging Journalists are Katie Barnes, Giulia Heyward, Shar Jossell, Yvonne Marquez and Helen Santoro. The award provides financial support to emerging journalists whose work fosters fair and accurate coverage and elevates the voices of LGBTQ women.
The Curve Award for Emerging Journalists includes a $5,000 cash award and access to unique professional development opportunities. The awardees will form a cohort and work with mentors to build skills and foster an active support network. The Curve Award for Emerging Journalists will be presented annually and nominations for the 2022 award will become available next Spring.
Meet The 2021 Recipients
We are honored to share these five emerging journalists with you, and hope that their stories will help you stay connected to lesbian and queer journalists all year-round.
In the coming days and weeks, stay close as we profile each winner and share some of their personal stories with you!
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