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2019 Freedom of the Press Awards

Save the Date for the Freedom of the Press Awards on May 7, 2019

2019 Honorees

The 2019 Freedom of the Press Award winners were David G. Bradley, Chairman of Atlantic Media; John Carreyrou, Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal; Andrea Mitchell, Chief foreign-affairs correspondent for NBC News and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”; and April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and a political analyst for CNN.

Andrea Mitchell
April Ryan
David Bradley
John Carreyrou






Our 2019 Rising Stars are the founders of City Bureau — Harry Backlund, Andrea Hart, Bettina Chang, and Darryl Holliday. City Bureau is a Chicago-based nonprofit civic journalism lab that brings journalists and community members together in a collaborative spirit to produce equitable media coverage, encourage civic participation and hold powerful forces to account.

Bettina Chang
Darryl Holliday
Andrea Hart
Harry Backlund






If you weren’t able to attend the 2019 Freedom of the Press Awards, don’t worry. You can view photos from the night and watch our playlist below that includes the remarks from the evening:


Our Sponsors

The 2019 Freedom of the Press Awards are generously presented by:

Leadership Sponsors

 Jeff and Mary Zients

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Dessert Reception Sponsor

With Special Appreciation

Hollywood Foreign Press Association



Roger and Victoria Sant Trust


A&E Networks
ALM Media
Scott Asen
AT&T, Inc.
The Associated Press
BakerHostetler LLP
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Katherine and David Bradley
BuzzFeed News
CBS News
Boykin Curry
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Vincent and Anne Mai
Sharon Marcil and Tom Monahan
McKinsey & Company
National Geographic
The New York Times
Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc.
Open Society Foundations
Press Freedom Defense Fund and Democracy Fund
Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation
The Washington Post

The Reporters Committee is grateful for the longtime institutional support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


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