ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2020

This year, ICFJ pays tribute to journalism excellence in ways you’ve never seen before. Join us for an inspiring gathering that you won’t want to miss. Together, we’ll honor the achievements of intrepid colleagues whose outstanding news reports and analyses are having tremendous impact.

COVID-19 prevents us from gathering in person. This year, our virtual tribute will take ICFJ’s Annual Awards Dinner from one ballroom in Washington, D.C., to the world. Sign up for updates on our celebration of the vital role journalists play — especially now.

Journalists often risk so much to bring us the news. That’s the case with our courageous honorees from Egypt and Russia — and certainly with U.S. reporters who told the story of the pandemic from inside hospitals and covered the protests for racial justice. We help them do their jobs during these unsettling times, and your support plays a crucial role.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE


October 5, 2020 | 7:30 P.M. ET

Pre-Show at 7 p.m. ET 

 

 

 

 

Master of Ceremonies

Wolf Blitzer

Lead Political Anchor, CNN

 

 

Event Chair

Jason H. Wright

Development Chair, ICFJ
Principal, Geer Mountain Holdings LLC

 

 

Event Vice Chair

Pamela Howard

Vice Chair, ICFJ
Trustee, Scripps Howard Foundation

 

 

2020 ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Fareed Zakaria

Host, CNN

 

 

2020 ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award

Roman Anin

Founder, IStories, Russia

 

 

2020 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Lina Attalah

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mada Masr, Egypt

 

 

 

EVENT COMMITTEE

Mark Bailen
Lauretta Bruno
David Callaway
David Elliot Cohen

Pamela Howard
Rik Kirkland
Susan Talalay
Jason H. Wright

 

THE TRIBUTE SPONSORS

EVENT PARTNER


LEADERSHIP SPONSORS

Ahmed Charai


PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

Pamela Howard

Rodman & Alice Moorhead

The Ewing Family

 

The Reilly Family

 


PHOTO AUCTION SPONSOR

 


GOLD SPONSORS

David Elliot Cohen & Laureen Seeger

Michael & Anne Golden


SILVER SPONSORS

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Joyce Barnathan & Steve Strasser

Lauretta Bruno

David Callaway

Alex S. Jones

John Towriss

Envoy Strategy Group

 

Jason H. Wright


SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

 

 

 

Elizabeth Ballantine and Paul Leavitt

Marcy McGinnis

 

 

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