2018 Freedom of the Press Awards

On May 22, 2018 we held our annual Freedom of the Press Awards, recognizing leaders in journalism and media law at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. This year, we presented awards to Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times, Lynn Novick, Documentary Filmmaker, Florentine Films, Robert Siegel, Former Senior Host, NPR's "All Things Considered," and Nabiha Syed, Vice President of Legal and Associate General Counsel, BuzzFeed News (Nabiha received the inaugural Rising Star Award).

A special thank you to our 2018 dinner chairs:
Donald A. Baer, Global Chairman, Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Paula Kerger, President and CEO - PBS
John A. Herrmann, Jr.,  Senior Advisor - Lincoln International
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman - The New York Times Company

Watch the Awards on YouTube, read the full recap of the event, or browse the photo gallery

Information about the 2019 Freedom of the Press Awards will be available soon! If you have questions about sponsoring the Awards, please contact Development Director Katie Aune

Our generous supporters


Scott Asen
Bank of America 
Bloomberg Philanthropies 
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
National Geographic
Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc.

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The Associated Press
The Atlantic
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Democracy Fund
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Gannett Foundation
John C. Henry
Kevin Klose & Deborah Ashford
Margaret Low & Kinsey Wilson
MBAF, CPAs - Rampell Division
Lynn Novick
Arleen & Robert Rifkind
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David & Peggy Tanner
WBEZ Chicago
William P. Lauder Fund

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William Cohan
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Josh Gerstein
Linda Greenhouse & Eugene R. Fidell
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  And Jane Mayer, The New Yorker
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Lucy Dalglish
Michael F. Kelleher
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Robert M. O'Neil