Irving Washington

Irving Washington manages the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship. As a nonprofit media education consultant, he manages program initiatives for journalists, media professionals, and students nationwide. He has administered scholarship programs in the names of Ed Bradley, Carole Simpson, and Gerald Boyd. At the National Association of Black Journalists, he developed the organization’s first national high school journalism workshop, held in conjunction with the annual convention, and created new partnerships for its scholarship and internship programs. Currently, he directs the organization’s professional development initiatives as program manager. Previously, Washington served as Diversity/Education Coordinator for the Radio-Television Digital News Foundation, which promotes the hiring, training, promotion and retention of professionals of color in television, radio, and digital news. He managed Foundation-related events and projects including the High School Journalism Project, Educators in the Newsroom Project, and the scholarship, fellowship and internship programs.He served on the team that launched the nation’s first website exclusively for high school broadcast journalists. During the academic year, he serves as an adjunct instructor at the Community College of the District of Columbia. He holds degrees in Journalism and Public Relations at Ball State University.