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Freedom of the Press Awards

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

2019

Save the date! The 2019 Freedom of the Press Awards will be held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on May 7, 2019. For information about honorees, sponsorships, and ticket purchases, please visit rcfp.org/awardsdinner2019.


Previous Honorees

2018

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

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 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 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