ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2021
ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2021

 

At ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2021, we celebrated outstanding journalists whose news reports and analyses have had tremendous impact. Honorees Bill Whitaker of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, investigative journalist Pavla Holcová of the Czech Republic and fact-checking leader Natália Leal of Brazil delivered inspirational remarks. We also heard from two valiant former ICFJ award winners: Samiullah Mahdi, a pioneering television journalist who escaped Afghanistan as the Taliban took power, and Maria Ressa, the intrepid media entrepreneur recognized with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
 

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Master of Ceremonies

Wolf Blitzer

Anchor, CNN

 

ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Bill Whitaker

Correspondent, CBS News

Over a career spanning more than four decades, Whitaker has exposed numerous injustices and brought vital international stories home to U.S. audiences.

 

ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award

Anne Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Applebaum is one of the world’s foremost chroniclers of communist and post-communist Europe.

 

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Natália Leal

CEO, Agência Lupa, Brazil

Leal is a digital media innovator who is committed to bringing factual information to people across Brazil.

 

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Pavla Holcová

Founder, Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, Czech Republic

Holcová is an investigative journalist who works across borders to expose crime and corruption at the highest levels of government.

 

Master of Ceremonies

Wolf Blitzer

Anchor, CNN

 

 

ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Bill Whitaker

Correspondent, CBS News

 

 

ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award

Anne Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

 

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Natália Leal

Head of Content, Agência Lupa, Brazil

 

 

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Pavla Holcová

Founder, Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, Czech Republic

 

EVENT CHAIRS

Chair

Jason H. Wright
Development Chair, ICFJ
Principal, Geer Mountain Holdings LLC

 

Co-Chair

Pamela Howard
Vice Chair, ICFJ
Trustee, Scripps Howard Foundation

 

Co-Chair

Rob Rehg
Director, ICFJ
Chair, U.S. Client Services, Edelman

EVENT CHAIRS

Chair

Jason H. Wright
Development Chair, ICFJ
Principal, Geer Mountain Holdings LLC

 

 

Co-Chair

Pamela Howard
Vice Chair, ICFJ
Trustee, Scripps Howard Foundation

 

 

Co-Chair

Rob Rehg
Director, ICFJ
Chair, U.S. Client Services, Edelman

 

 

 

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EVENT PARTNER


 

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS


Ahmed Charai

 

 

Anonymous

 

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 B. Golden

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Barnathan & Steven Strasser

Lauretta Bruno

Alex S. Jones

Marci & Mike McCue

Jason H. Wright

Anonymous

 

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS


 

 

John Towriss

Elizabeth Ballantine & Paul Leavitt

David Callaway

John Maxwell Hamilton

Marcy McGinnis

 

Sharon Moshavi & Eric Weiner

Rob & Maureen Rehg

Patrick Steel

 

 

 

LATEST TRIBUTE NEWS

ICFJ Award Winners Show the Power of Journalism in Dangerous Times

Last night, at ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2021, we celebrated outstanding colleagues who produce stellar work in the public interest even as the landscape for truth tellers becomes more perilous around the world.

The urgency of the threat was spelled out in powerful remarks by the evening’s honorees – Bill Whitaker of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, investigative journalist Pavla Holcová of the Czech Republic and fact-checking leader Natália Leal of Brazil.

Anne Applebaum Accepts ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award

Colleagues, friends, and fellow journalists! Thank you so much for this award. To receive it from this institution is truly humbling. The International Center for Journalists has created a network that includes thousands of people who report, write, and take photographs in profoundly difficult circumstances. They do so while living in dictatorships, fighting wars, experiencing cataclysmic natural disasters. Some of them pay an enormous personal price to do what they do. But they know how important it is to write the first draft of history, to inform their fellow citizens, to inform the world about what is happening around them.

Bill Whitaker Accepts ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Good evening. First, congratulations to Anne Applebaum on her ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award. Every reporter among us is covering a world under authoritarian threat that Anne has been warning about for decades.
 

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