Reporters, microphones, and cameras on left; on right: “World Press Freedom Day 2021” and PEN America logo

World Press Freedom Day 2021

This World Press Freedom Day, PEN America is highlighting the writing of journalists that demonstrate the necessity of local new stories in fostering informed civil discourse. More

Christine Chung

Local Journalist Heroes: Christine Chung

“The way that people are responding to what they see as inadequacies in support from local government has been really uplifting. . . these kinds of positive stories are… More

John Corley - Book Cover

Local Journalist Heroes: John Corley

“Cover COVID-19, but do not forget those condemned to a slow death by perpetual incarceration who have so much to offer the human family.” More

Zainab Iqbal

Local Journalist Heroes: Zainab Iqbal

“As long as people keep reading, we won’t stop reporting. It’s not always easy, but our immense love for the communities we cover keeps us going.” More

Jeffrey Young

Local Journalist Heroes: Jeffrey Young

“Just as this epidemic has brought attention to healthcare disparities among Blacks and Latinos, I would like to see coverage on the lack of quality prison healthcare.” More

On left: Headshots of Nikole Hannah-Jones, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Imbolo Mbue, and Maria Hinojosa. On right: “Power to the People” and list of participant names on top of assorted colorful shapes

TONIGHT: Join us for opening night of the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival!

Featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Imbolo Mbu, and Maria Hinojosa, this conversation confronts questions of how to reconcile our collective pasts, challenging and reframing contested histories underlying today’s inequities.

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