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. 



October 5, 2020 | 7:30 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


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