Join us at our 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner to honor 40 years of achievements by our brave colleagues from around the world whose passion and perseverance have made a huge impact. Many are intrepid reporters who often put their lives on the line to bring us the news. Today they face unprecedented challenges, and need our help — and recognition — more than ever. U.S. headliners will join those working in countries where free media are in grave danger to showcase the importance of quality news. Stay tuned for the keynote speaker.

 

November 14, 2024

Washington, D.C.

 

 

Speaker and Awardees


 

Emcee

Kristen Welker
Moderator, NBC News’ Meet the Press

Welker is the 13th moderator of Meet the Press, where she assumed the moderator chair in September 2023. She is the second woman and first journalist of color to moderate the program.

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ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

John-Allan Namu
Co-Founder, Chief Executive and Editorial Director, Africa Uncensored
Kenya ​​​​

Namu is a dogged reporter and media entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of investigative journalism in Kenya for nearly two decades, exposing corruption and highlighting its impact on ordinary citizens.

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Valeriya Yegoshyna Headshot

 

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Valeriya Yegoshyna
Investigative Journalist, Schemes
Ukraine

Yegoshyna is an intrepid investigative journalist documenting the impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine. She has unearthed evidence of war crimes, details about a secretive Russian paramilitary force and more.

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ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award

Rana Sabbagh
Senior Editor, OCCRP and Co-Founder, ARIJ
Middle East/North Africa

Sabbagh has spent four-plus decades building a vibrant investigative reporting culture in MENA – one of the most dangerous regions of the world for journalists to expose official wrongdoing.

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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

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

 

 

David Elliot Cohen Headshot

Co-Chair

David Elliot Cohen
Director, ICFJ
Author and Publisher

 

 

Tribute Sponsors

Sponsoring the ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2024 is a powerful way to engage with our global network and
demonstrate that you stand with intrepid journalists.


Cocktail Reception Sponsor

 

 

 


40th Anniversary Circle

 

 

 

 

The Pamela Howard Family Foundation

 

The Reilly Family

 

 

 


Gold Sponsors

 

 

 

Lauretta J. Bruno

 

Ahmed Charai & World Herald Tribune, Inc.

 

David Elliot Cohen &
Laureen Seeger

 

Michael & Anne B. Golden

 

Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund

 


Silver Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Budoff Brown

 

Joyce Barnathan & Steve Strasser

 

Gabelli Funds

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Michael Greenspon & Jennifer Gundlach

 

Jason H. Wright

 

Alex S. Jones

 

Anonymous

 

 

 

 


Special Contributors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark I. Bailen

 

 

Rik Kirkland

 

Marcy McGinnis

 

John Towriss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Stories

Intrepid Journalists from Kenya, Ukraine and Jordan Win ICFJ Knight Awards

John-Allan Namu, a reporter and media entrepreneur from Kenya, and Valeriya Yegoshyna, an investigative reporter from Ukraine, are the 2024 winners of the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award. Rana Sabbagh, a renowned investigative editor from Jordan, is the recipient of the 2024 ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award.

2024 ICFJ Knight Awards Nominations Are Now Open

Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our Tribute to Journalists. We are now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions.

Highlighting Five Journalists From ICFJ’s Global Network

At ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2023 on Nov. 2, ICFJ President Sharon Moshavi spotlighted five journalists from the ICFJ network who were watching the event online. “Thank you all for the important work that you do. You are the reason we are here,” Moshavi said.

Past Awards Events

 

 

 

 

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