Congratulations are in order for the winners of the 2015 National Press Foundation (NPF) awards, as the highly anticipated list was just released. Where Washington is the hub of the most important decisions made in our country, it is the NPF that allows the news of Washington and the world to be generated and distributed honestly and freely. The NPF “educates journalists on the top issues of the day and trains them to use the cutting-edge tools they need to keep pace in today’s media environment.” The foundation is, essentially, the high society of journalism.
Every year, the foundation releases a list of winners whose journalistic achievements have been recognized by the foundation and are awarded for their work. Their Annual Awards are considered some of the most “prestigious and highly coveted,” in the would of journalism.
This year’s winners are:
- The Tampa Bay Times has won the Innovation in Journalism Award for its investigation of county schools titled, “Failure Factories.”
- The Des Moines Register and Gannett Product have won the Best Use of Technology in Journalism Award for the two projects, “Iowa State Fair Soapbox” and “Harvest of Change.”
- Diane Rehm has won the Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award.
- Charlie Rose won the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
- John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei have won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.
- Curtis Tate won the Feddie Award.
- Rob Rogers has won the Clifford K & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.
- And finally, Matt Fuller has won the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress.
In a country where we so dearly treasure our right to freedom of expression, we are proud to help honor those that carry out this right as an art and a responsibility.
The winners will be able to celebrate their awards alongside more than 1,400 journalists, public relations leaders, corporate executives, policymakers, and media at their Annual Awards Dinner on February 11, 2016. The dinner will be held at the Marriot Marquis in D.C., and has all the makings for an excellent evening in the world of journalism.