At ICFJ's Tribute to Journalists 2022, we celebrated the achievements of our brave colleagues whose outstanding news reports and media innovations have made a huge impact. Our honorees speeches highlighted the challenges journalists face in these unprecedented times and the importance of quality news. Thanks to everyone for supporting our award winners and our work that empowers journalists inside our network. 







Master of Ceremonies

Jonathan Capehart

Associate Editor, The Washington Post & Host, MSNBC


Andrea Mitchell

ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

Andrea Mitchell is NBC News' chief foreign correspondent and host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," an hour of political news and interviews with top newsmakers airing every week day.

ICFJ Innovation in International Reporting Award

Christo Grozev and Bellingcat

Grozev: Bellingcat Executive Director

Bellingcat: Global investigative news outlet

Grozev leads Bellingcat, which uses unconventional data-gathering methods and citizen crowd-sourcing to unmask Russian disinformation and more.


ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko, Mstyslav Chernov

Freelance Photojournalist, Freelance Video Producer, Visual Journalist, Ukraine

Maloletka, Stepanenko and Chernov are bravely reporting on the Russian war in Ukraine for the Associated Press.


ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Anisa Shaheed

Television Reporter, Afghanistan

Shaheed worked as a television reporter for TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s first 24/7 news network, until Kabul fell to the Taliban.


ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award

Carlos Dada

Founder and Director, El Faro, El Salvador

Dada heads Salvadoran news site El Faro, the first digital-only media outlet in Latin America and a leading force for independent and high-quality journalism in the region.





Our Changing World:
Iconic Images From Nat Geo’s 21st Century Collection

In this year's photo auction, we featured stunning photography depicting people and creatures across a changing world, where technology propels us to the future even as global warming threatens traditions of the past. Among these unique photos: A NASA engineer tries out a new space suit; a whale hunter in Alaska listens for sounds of migration; the daughter of reindeer herders dons a princess costume in the tundra of north Siberia. The images were drawn from the National Geographic book “100 Best Photos - Iconic Images From This Century.” They were seen through the lens of the magazine’s celebrated photographers, including several Indigenous photographers casting light on their own communities. ICFJ is grateful to National Geographic for generously donating these wonderful photos. Click here to see the photos.




Photo Auction 2022: Our Changing World: Iconic Images from Nat Geo's 21st Century Collection





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



Pamela Howard
Vice Chair, ICFJ
Trustee, Scripps Howard Foundation



Lauretta J. Bruno
Director, ICFJ
President, Gramercy Partners LLC





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Ahmed Charai


World Herald Tribune, Inc.




Cocktail Reception Sponsor




The Ewing Family


The Pamela Howard Family Foundation


Wendell & Mary Reilly



Google News Initiative Logo








Lauretta Bruno


David Elliot Cohen and Laureen Seeger


Michael and Anne B. Golden











Alex S. Jones


Jason H. Wright


Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund


Joyce Barnathan and Steven Strasser




David Callaway






Mark I. Bailen


Rik Kirkland


Marcy McGinnis


Sharon Moshavi and Eric Weiner


Lee Satterfield and Patrick Steel



































Past Awards Events