Freedom of the Press Awards Dinner

Save the data! The 2019 event will be held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on May 7, 2019.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press recognizes journalism and media law leaders at its annual Freedom of the Press Awards Dinner.

Please visit our sponsorship page for information on our featured opportunities, as well as table and ticket purchases. 

Recaps of previous Awards, along with links to photos, video, and remarks are available online: 2012, 2014, 20162017, 2018.

(Above, Tom Brokaw of NBC News receives the 2016 Fred Graham Distinguished Service Award from the evening's host, Lester Holt of "NBC Nightly News" and "Dateline.")

2018

Dean Baquet
The New York Times
Robert Siegel
NPR 
Lynn Novick
Florentine Films
Nabiha Syed
BuzzFeed News

2017

Martin Baron
The Washington Post
Kathleen Carroll
The Associated Press
Paul Steiger
ProPublica
The Media & First Amendment Practice of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

2016

Tom Brokaw
NBC News
Presented with the Fred Graham Distinguished Service Award

Eve Burton and the Office of General Counsel
Hearst
Alberto Ibargüen and Eric Newton
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

2014

Sharon Percy Rockefeller
WETA
Carol Rosenberg
The Miami Herald
Bruce W. Sanford
BakerHostetler
Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr.
The New York Times

2012

Fred Graham
Reporters Committee Founding Member
Honored with the first Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Distinguished Service Award

Josh Gerstein
Politico
Brian Lamb
C-SPAN Networks
Barbara W. Wall
Gannett Co. Inc.

2010

Carl Bernstein
Author
Lesley Stahl
CBS News, "60 Minutes"
Kurt Wimmer
Covington & Burling LLP
Bob Woodward
The Washington Post

2007

Tom Curley
The Associated Press
Mark Goodman
Student Press Law Center
Colbert I. King
The Washington Post
Nina Totenberg
National Public Radio

Special Recognition:
Charles Overby
The Freedom Forum/Newseum

2005

Floyd Abrams
Cahill, Gordon & Reindel
Molly Ivins
Syndicated Columnist
Mike Wallace
CBS News, "60 Minutes"

Special Recognition:
Hodding Carter
The Knight Foundation

2001

Katharine Graham
The Washington Post

1997

Jack Nelson
Los Angeles Times

1995

Herb Block
The Washington Post
Ben Bradlee
The Washington Post
John Chancellor
NBC News
A.M. Rosenthal
The New York Times