The National Press Foundation created the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award to honor persons who have, through their vision and leadership, strengthened American journalism and furthered the efforts to establish quality in American journalism. The award is presented at the annual Awards Dinner.
During more than 50 years of reporting writing, editing and publishing, Willard M. Kiplinger, right, maintained the highest standards of journalistic integrity, performance and dedication to his profession. While never taking his eyes off the importance of service to readers, he staunchly supported the right of reporters to exercise their independent judgment on political and economic affairs. That ethical approach was met with commercial success: Starting with the Kiplinger Letter in 1923, Kiplinger Washington Editors now publishes five newsletters, Kiplinger Magazine, books on economics and an online news delivery service. Mr. Kiplinger, who was born in 1891 and died in 1967, continually asserted that, "A good reporter is the Noblest work of God." In 2002 the Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award was named in honor of his professional integrity and professional accomplishments.
Applications are not accepted for this award.
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