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2022 Freedom of the Press Awards

The 2022 Freedom of the Press Awards will be held October 11, 2022, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

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2022 Honorees

The 2022 Freedom of the Press Award winners are Kevin T. Baine, senior counsel at Williams & Connolly LLP; Azmat Khan, investigative reporter for The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine; Wendi C. Thomas, founding editor and publisher of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism; Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour; and Sahan Journal, led by Founding Publisher and CEO Mukhtar M. Ibrahim.

Dinner Chairs

Nikhil Deogun, CEO of the Americas and U.S. Senior Partner, Brunswick Group
A.G. Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times

Our Sponsors

The 2022 Freedom of the Press Awards are generously presented by:

Presenting Sponsors

The E.W. Scripps Company
NBCUniversal News Group

Reception Sponsor

Pfizer

Champions

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Microsoft

Patrons

Google
The New York Times Company
Williams & Connolly LLP

Legacies

The Atlantic
Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation
Citi
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hearst
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Murray Fromson Family

Advocates

The Associated Press
Amanda Bennett
Brookfield Asset Management
Brunswick Group LLC
Chevron
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
DCI Group
JP Morgan Chase
Sheryl and Chip Kaye/Warburg Pincus
PepsiCo
Reuters
The Washington Post

Defenders

A+E Networks
ABC News
Advance Publications, Inc.
Preet Bharara
BlackRock
Bloomberg
Boston Consulting Group
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Carlyle
CBS
CNN
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Edelman Inc.
FedEx
Gannett
Goldman Sachs & Co
Gray TV
Li Center for Global Journalism, Columbia University
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Meta
McKinsey & Company
News/Media Alliance
Paramount
Norman Pearlstine and Jane Boon
Public Broadcasting Service
Rattner Family Foundation, Inc.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
TEGNA Inc.
TIME
U.S. Bank

Supporters

Stephen J. Adler and Lisa Grunwald Adler
Brian McAndrews
NBA
NPR
Open Society Foundations
Robert S. Rifkind
Cristine Russell & Ben Heineman
The Steinman Foundation
Wallace House Center for Journalists
WilmerHale

Subscribers

Bruce Brown and Amy Rifkind
Forbes
Rachel and Steven Glaser
Arthur and Trudy Golden
Laura Handman
John C. Henry
KWS Advisory Services
Lancaster County Local Journalism Fund
Margaret Low and Kinsey Wilson
North Base Media
Rothwell Figg
Doreen Toben
Uber
Vinson & Elkins LLP/Tom Leatherbury

Friends

Ballard Spahr LLP
Martin Baron
David Boardman
Andrew P. Bridges
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Josh Gerstein
Linda Greenhouse
PNC Institutional Asset Management
Saundra and Jack Torry

For information about sponsorship of the 2022 Freedom of the Press Awards, please see our sponsorship brochure. You can show your support by sponsoring the awards or buying a ticket

Event Details

The 2022 Freedom of the Press Awards will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. ET and the dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. The dress code is Business Attire.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press takes the health and well-being of our guests seriously. Masks are welcome at the event. While proof of vaccination is not required, we ask that attendees be up-to-date on vaccinations. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently tested positive, please do not attend. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any changes in our event protocols.