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Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism

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.
 

Winners

  • Robert Siegel
    2013
  • Frank Deford

    NPR, HBO, Sports Illustrated

    2012
  • Lucy Dalglish

    Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

    2011
  • Gilbert M. Grosvenor

    National Geographic Society

    2010
  • Bill Kovach

    Committee of Concerned Journalists

    2009
  • Linda Johnson Rice

    Johnson Publishing Company

    2008
  • Thomas L. Friedman

    The New York Times

    2007
  • Art Buchwald

    New York Herald Tribune

    2006
  • Jack Germond

    Baltimore Sun

    2005
  • Seymour Hersh

    The New Yorker

    2004
  • Benjamin C. Bradlee

    The Washington Post

    2003
  • St. Petersburg Times

    2002
  • The Washington Post

    2001
  • Hearst Newspapers

    2000
  • Allen H. Neuharth

    The Freedom Forum

    1999
  • Herb Block

    The Washington Post

    1998
  • Carl Rowan

    Chicago Sun-Times and King Features

    1997
  • Ann Landers

    Chicago Tribune/Creators Syndicate Abigail Van Buren, Universal Press Syndicate

    1996
  • William Safire

    New York Times

    1995
  • Nat Hentoff

    Village Voice

    1994
  • Elliot Jaspin

    Cox Newspapers Philip Meyer, University of North Carolina

    1993
  • David Broder

    Washington Post

    1992
  • Richard M. Schmidt, Jr., Esq.

    Cohn & Marks

    1991
  • John Siegenthaler

    Nashville Tennessean

    1990
  • Robert Maynard and Nancy Maynard

    Oakland Tribune

    1989
  • Eugene L. Roberts

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    1988
  • A. M. Rosenthal

    New York Times

    1987
  • John H. Johnson

    Johnson Publishing Company

    1986
  • Donald Larrabee

    Griffin-Larrabee News Bureau

    1985
  • Theodore A. Burtis

    CEO, Sun Company

    1984
  • Leo Bernstein

    Financier

    1983

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