Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award

The National Press Foundation established the Editor of the Year Award in 1984 to recognize significant achievements that enhance the quality of journalism in the United States. The award is open to any U.S.-based editor at any level of a news organization. It recognizes imagination, professional skill, ethics and an ability to motivate staff — qualities that produce excellence in media and represent the highest standards of journalism. The award and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF Annual Awards Dinner.

Nicole Carroll, editor of the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, has won the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.

Carroll will receive the honor at the NPF annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 15, 2018. Learn more about the dinner and awards here.

NPF judges said: “Nicole Carroll embodies the spirit and courage that defined the legendary Benjamin C. Bradlee. At the Arizona Republic since 1999, Carroll knows her community intimately. When death threats arose after the Republic’s editorial board endorsed a Democrat for president, Carroll herself went to a Trump rally to brave the harassment hurled at her staff. She channeled the ‘build the wall’ chants into exemplary multi-platform journalism – “The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences” – which mapped every mile of the U.S.-Mexico border and educated readers about the issues and challenges of a wall.”