Dorothy Gilliam

Dorothy Gilliam is an American journalist who was the first African-American female reporter at The Washington Post. Gilliam served as president of the National Association of Black Journalists and created the Young Journalists Development Program to bring more young people into the world of journalism. Gilliam was also honored as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. The Washington Press Club awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Gilliam in 2010. Gilliam is the author of the new book, Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America (2019).

Contact Gilliam at commlead@usc.edu.