During more than 50 years of reporting writing, editing and publishing, Willard M. Kiplinger 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. Mr. Kiplinger, who was born in 1891 and died in 1967, continually asserted that, “A good reporter is the noblest work of God.”
The Kiplinger Award honors persons who have, through their vision and leadership, strengthened American journalism and furthered the efforts to establish the highest quality in American journalism. The award winner participates in NPF’s annual awards event. Applications are not accepted for this award.