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From 1970 to 2020: Celebrating 50 years of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Celebrating a 50-Year Legacy

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded in 1970 by a small group of journalists who banded together to fight for the right to protect their sources against government subpoenas. Today, the Reporters Committee is the leading nonprofit organization providing legal services to reporters and news organizations — at no cost to them.

2020 Honorees

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press recognizes journalism and media law leaders whose work demonstrates a deep commitment to the First Amendment and press freedom at its annual Freedom of the Press Awards. The Reporters Committee also presents an annual Rising Star Award to honor young leaders who are forwarding the cause of press freedom.

This year, we are honoring:

  • Ted Boutrous, media law attorney and partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Julie K. Brown, investigative journalist for The Miami Herald
  • Amal Clooney, co-founder and president, Clooney Foundation for Justice
  • Jane Mayer, staff writer and chief Washington correspondent for The New Yorker

    Read our announcement about the 2020 Freedom of the Press Award winners.

Our Sponsors

There are a number of sponsorships still available for you to show your support for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and its 50-year legacy of standing up for the First Amendment and the public’s right to know. Each sponsorship level comes with  If you have questions about sponsoring the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the 2020 Freedom of the Press Awards, please email sponsorships@rcfp.org.

Tickets

Purchase your tickets, and join us in celebrating this very special evening.