Reporters Committee Calendar of Events

Special Events

June 19, 2017: Special advanced screening of "City of Ghosts"

July 6, 2017: Grassroots DC Comedy show to benefit Reporters Committee


To view webinars on media law and free press issues, visit our online webinar library.

Fundraisers and Benefits

Reporters Committee Freedom of the Press Awards Dinner

Some 500 people gathered at The Pierre in New York City to celebrate champions of a free press at the 2017 Reporters Committee First Amendment Awards Dinner. Honored for their commitment to the First Amendment and the ideals of a free press were: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post; Kathleen Carroll, Former Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, The Associated Press; Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman, ProPublica; and the Media & First Amendment Practice of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Recent Reporters Committee Freedom of the Press Awards Dinners:


For a full list of past Freedom of the Press Award winners dating back to 1995, please go here

Speaking at

Reporters Committee media law experts frequently serve as panelists, keynoters and workshop leaders at journalism and legal conferences around the country. If you would like to invite someone to join your event, please contact us at 202-795-9304 or send an email to

Coming up: 
June 23: Legal Defense Primer, INN Days 2017
June 23: Ongoing Investigation: Tricks to getting around tough PIOs, IRE 2017
June 24: How to pry out records and bring cash to your newsroom, IRE 2017
July 28: FOIA Workshop, AAN 2017

Free Media Law Workshops

Journalists working in digital and non-profit media in New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Denver and Miami have participated in free, daylong media law workshops taught by legal staff at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. For more information on coordinating a workshop near you, contact the Reporters Committee at 202-795-9304 or send an email to