Friday, October 14, 2022

VOA Headquarters Named Historic Site in Journalism

For the shortwave listeners among us ... the Society of Professional Journalists has designated the Voice of America’s Washington, DC, headquarters as a Historic Site in Journalism. 

"For 80 years, the Voice of America has been a source of solid and honest journalism,” according to a society announcement. “From its beginning in 1942, despite being a U.S. government agency, through custom, charters and law the editorial independence of VOA journalists has not wavered." 

A bronze plaque attesting to its status as a National Historic Site in Journalism will be installed outside VOA headquarters at 330 Independence Avenue in Washington.