NMWE is a unique initiative addressing opportunity, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. It fosters and spotlights the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities of women in media.
The awards program ended in 2013 following six years of generous support from the McCormick Foundation. We are currently seeking other funding sources.
Teresa Puente has been a member of the full-time journalism faculty at Columbia College Chicago since the fall of 2006, and previously taught journalism and communications at a university in Guadalajara, Mexico. She joined the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times in October 2007, and writes editorials and a twice monthly column. A native of Chicago, Puente formerly worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune as well as for newspapers in California. She started her career at Hispanic Link News Service in Washington, D.C., in 1991. Puente has written extensively on urban affairs and immigration, and she is a recipient of the Studs Terkel Award given by the Community Media Workshop in Chicago.