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The NPF Celebrates 40 Years of Esteemed Journalism This Thursday

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The National Press Foundation will host its 40th Annual Awards Dinner this Thursday and celebrate a landmark anniversary.

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.

Thursday’s awards dinner will bring together over 1,000 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives and policymakers – along with winners of NPF journalism awards.

harris-vandehei-1Among the honored guests will be POLITICO co-founders, John Harris and Jim VandeHei who will receive the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year award. We are pleased to know that they will also be speaking to the group about their vision for the future of journalism.

The dinner will be co-chaired by Amos Snead, co-founder of FamousDC and founder and partner at Bryant Row and Julie Triolo of Yahoo. The event is a celebration of the finest minds in journalism and this year’s dinner is tipping its hat to four decades of distinguished success. 

“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,” said NPF Board Chairman Heather Dahl.

There will be premium cocktails tailored to the evening’s guests of honor- media. Cue the Newsboy Cocktail: a swirly mix of tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup & lime juice.

The dinner will be held at the Marriott Marquis- the venue for many of Washington DC’s most prominent social events.

We’ve got our tickets, make sure you get yours.

For questions, contact Jenny Ash-Maher, [email protected], 202.663.7285


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