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FamousDC friend Sandy Johnson circulated this announcement today:
Co-Chairs of Annual Awards Dinner to Celebrate NPF’s 40th Year

The National Press Foundation has appointed digital media leader Julie Triolo and public affairs executive Amos Snead to serve as co-chairs of its Annual Awards Dinner in 2016.

“Next year the National Press Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary of training journalists around the world,” said NPF Board Chairman Heather Dahl. “This dinner will be an extraordinary evening as we look forward to the next 40 years of journalistic achievement. That’s why the Board of Directors is very excited to have Amos and Julie, two high energy and accomplished professionals, chair this event because they believe by honoring the best of journalism in all its mediums we can inspire the next era of quality reporting.”

The National Press Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner brings together 1,000 journalists, media executives and public affairs professionals to recognize journalistic achievement. The event is the Foundation’s largest source of general support revenue and proceeds from the dinner allow the Foundation to provide no-cost educational programs to journalists. The Dinner Committee is composed of leading professionals across many industries and journalists who work together to make the event possible.

Amos Snead is founder and partner at Bryant Row, a Washington public affairs firm, and also serves on the Board of the National Press Foundation. This will be his second year as Dinner Co-Chairman. “Our last dinner was incredibly exciting because we saw top reporters from digital publications like BuzzFeed News, Re/code and KrebsonSecurity.com standing alongside award winners from traditional organizations like Gannett and CNN,” said Snead “The addition of Yahoo’s Julie Triolo as Dinner Committee Co-Chair will continue to build upon this success bringing the dinner into the digital age.”

Julie Triolo is a marketing director at Yahoo with experience leading global marketing efforts for Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance & Yahoo Tech brands. She was a member of the National Press Foundation Dinner Committee this year. “I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that celebrates the importance of journalistic excellence, while embracing the landscape for which it’s consumed. I look forward to partnering with Amos Snead to continue the success of this special event that honors the legacy of the news media industry and acknowledges those who are shaping its future.”

NPF, led by veteran journalist Sandy Johnson, has offered free professional development to journalists since 1976. Through seminars and webinars, NPF helps journalists better understand and explain the impact of public policy and other issues to readers and viewers. Upcoming training programs focus on retirement issues, covering medical advancements and learning how to navig