For those who missed the event, check out photos of the evening by photographer Greg Gibson on NPF’s flickr page here. See photos of the award winners as well as NPF board members, NPF dinner committee members and other guests who came out to show support for journalism. All our guests from the dinner can browse the photos to relive the fun. See yourself or anyone you know in any of the photos? Email [email protected] and let us know so we can caption the photo!
The message on February 16th at NPF’s Annual Awards Dinner was clear: Journalism matters and it always will. “There is nobody else who quite does what trained journalists do – dig up credible information critical to an honest democracy” Paul Anger said in his acceptance speech for the Benjamin Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. Watch his whole speech here:
Prior to the National Press Foundation’s 27th Annual Awards Dinner we wanted to hear why students and young journalists around the country believe journalism matters. We asked them, via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, to submit brief essays on the topic. The number of quality responses that we received was overwhelming, and the essays were judged competitively. The contest’s winner was Liz Medhin, a television reporter and anchor at WHAM in Rochester, New York. This is Liz reading her essay at the dinner:
Liz’s essay was one of almost 60 essays submitted to the contest. More essay's can be read after the jump: