Aminda Marqués González, who is president and publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald Media Co., will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 13.
NPF judges said: “Mindy Marqués leads a newsroom which produces exciting journalism that makes a difference in people’s lives. Her steadfast commitment to accountability journalism brought predator Jeffrey Epstein to justice, kept a laser focus on the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and revealed how gun violence forever changed the Parkland school community. Great reporters are critical for great investigations, but so are great editors.”
Marqués said, “I am deeply honored to receive this recognition. But as anyone in a leadership position knows, you are only as good as those who surround you and I am privileged to work with an amazingly talented, motivated and passionate team.”
Marqués began her career as an intern at the Herald and rose through the ranks to become the first Hispanic to helm the news organization. During her tenure as executive editor, the Herald has won two Pulitzer Prizes and has been a finalist five times.
Marqués will receive the honor at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Learn more about the dinner and awards here.
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. It recognizes imagination, professional skill, ethics and an ability to motivate staff — qualities that represent the highest standards of journalism in the mold of longtime Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. The list of past distinguished winners is here.
The National Press Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is run by and for journalists. NPF’s sole mission is to educate journalists about today’s most pressing issues and to provide critical toolbox training. Learn more about NPF here.