The recipient of the Chairman’s Citation is selected at the sole discretion of the NPF chairman. It confers recognition on individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence and comes with a $1,000 cash prize. The award winner participates in NPF’s annual awards event. Applications are not accepted for this award.
Charles Sennott and Steven Waldman, co-founders of Report for America, an initiative to strengthen local journalism, were selected for the 2019 National Press Foundation’s Chairman’s Citation.