2015 Awards Dinner

The National Press Foundation and more than 950 of our friends celebrated the best in journalism at our annual awards dinner on Feb. 18. Our award winners represented the best of well-known news organizations like ABC News and Bloomberg News as well as newly minted online news sites like Re/code and BuzzFeed News. The synergy of new and old created a sense of optimism for the future of journalism.

Stay tuned for details about the NPF dinner in 2016, when we will celebrate our 40th year of Making Good Journalists Better!

George Stephanopoulos received the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for his work as chief anchor for ABC News.

To view ABC’s tribute to George Stephanopoulos, CLICK HERE.

CNN’s Drew Griffin won the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress for his “Congress for Sale” series.

To view CNN’s tribute to Drew Griffin with Anderson Cooper, CLICK HERE.

Alberto Ibarguen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, received the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism.

Gilbert Bailon, Editor-in-Chief at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, received the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.

To view the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s tribute to Gilbert Bailon, CLICK HERE.

Gabriel Snyder, editor of The New Republic, explained the new digital direction of the century-old magazine.

Check out our full list of award winners here.

Check out photos from the event below

The National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner recognizes journalistic achievement. The dinner is one of the largest media dinners in Washington, bringing together more than 1,000 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives, policy makers and trade groups. See our video below.

The dinner provides NPF’s largest source of unrestricted revenue. By helping to defray our costs, you ensure that we reach more journalists each year through our no-cost training programs.

Check out Clay Bennett’s slideshow from the dinner HERE