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NPF
Program Assistant at the National Press Foundation
Interests: journalism education
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For those who missed the event, check out photos of the evening by photographer Greg Gibson on NPF’s flickr page here. See photos of the award winners as well as NPF board members, NPF dinner committee members and other guests who came out to show support for journalism. All our guests from the dinner can browse the photos to relive the fun. See yourself or anyone you know in any of the photos? Email webmaster@nationalpress.org and let us know so we can caption the photo! Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Mar 15, 2010
The message on February 16th at NPF’s Annual Awards Dinner was clear: Journalism matters and it always will. “There is nobody else who quite does what trained journalists do – dig up credible information critical to an honest democracy” Paul Anger said in his acceptance speech for the Benjamin Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. Watch his whole speech here: Check out more videos from the 27th Annual Awards Dinner on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NTLPressFoundation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
Prior to the National Press Foundation’s 27th Annual Awards Dinner we wanted to hear why students and young journalists around the country believe journalism matters. We asked them, via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, to submit brief essays on the topic. The number of quality responses that we received was overwhelming, and the essays were judged competitively. The contest’s winner was Liz Medhin, a television reporter and anchor at WHAM in Rochester, New York. This is Liz reading her essay at the dinner: Liz’s essay was one of almost 60 essays submitted to the contest. More essay's can be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
Thank you to all of our supporters who braved the cold weather to attend the NPF Awards Dinner on Tuesday night. It was truly inspiring to see that even in rough economic times; we were able to fill the Hilton Washington's ballroom with over 900 journalists, media professionals, policy makers and corporate executives who care about Journalism that matters. For those who were not able to make it, you should be sure to check out articles published by NBC Washington, Politico, and The Hill’s The Washington Scene covering the event. Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
With less than 2 weeks to go, the countdown to the 27th Annual Awards Dinner has officially begun. Not sure what to expect? Here’s a quick preview of the event: The event begins at 6:30 with the pre-dinner reception. The dinner itself begins promptly at 7:30. We do our best to keep the dinner and awards presentation to less than two hours. Awards are presented in between courses, which gives guests the opportunity to socialize with their table mates, enjoy their meal and listen to the awards presentations. During the dinner, we present seven awards. This year’s winners are: Sol... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation is offering young journalists the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to its Annual Awards Dinner February 16, 2010. Move fast, the deadline to enter is February 8. How to win? Tell us why journalism matters, in 100 words or less. You can focus on any issue or platform you like. The winning entry will be the one that best captures the importance of journalism in today's society. Entries must be submitted through our online form. The author of the winning essay will receive round-trip air-fare and one night hotel stay in Washington to attend the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Coming to the Dinner? Make sure you wear your dancing shoes! We recently booked all-journalist band Suspicious Package to play at the post dinner reception, sponsored by Pfizer Inc. Suspicious Package exploded onto the Washington, DC music scene in May 2008 with their sell-out premiere performance at the Red and the Black in DC’s Atlas District. They’ve since performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel, the National Press Club, the Hard Rock Café, the embassies of Finland, Italy, Denmark, and Germany, Andrews Air Force Base, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City harbor, and other venues. Suspicious Package... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation would like to thank the organizations that purchased a tables recently for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner: 1105 Government Information Group Associated Press AT&T, Inc. Brunswick Group LLP Chubb Corporation Constellation Energy Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. General Motors Corporation Heritage Foundation Investment Company Institute Johnson & Johnson Lockheed Martin Corporation Northwestern Mutual Porter Novelli Potomac Communications Group, Inc. Powell Tate - Weber Shandwick SmartBrief, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. Taishoff Family Foundation Tyco Electronics The Annual Awards Dinner is the National Press Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted revenue. By helping to defray our costs, our dinner supporters ensure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Colbert I. King, a columnist for The Washington Post, will receive the 2010 Chairman’s Citation “for distinguished commentary that provides keen insights into the uses and abuses of power.” The award is made at the sole discretion of the chairman of the National Press Foundation. Susan Swain, the current NPF chairman and the co-president of C-SPAN, said, “It will be my final duty as chair of the foundation to present the award to Mr. King. I cannot think of a better way to hand over the gavel than to recognize his important contributions to our city and to the journalism... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
Today we went up to the Hilton Washington to do our food tasting for the meal to be served at the 27th Annual Awards Dinner. There were a lot of good choices, and we’re stuffed, but we think that the meal that we picked is a winner. At the dinner we will have: First Course Fusilli Aglio, Olio, Pomadora e Peperoncino Fusilli Pasta with Olive Oil, Garlic, Basil, Tomato and Chillis Second Course Pan Seared Halibut Apricot and Chipotle Pepper Relish, Roasted Rutabaga and Parsnip White Bean Ragout Third Course Chocolate Molten, Cherry Ice Cream Winter Spiced Apple Glace with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation would like to thank the organizations that purchased a tables recently for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner: Bristol-Myers Squibb CBS News/60 Minutes Grocery Manufacturers Association T-Mobile USA Washington Examiner The Annual Awards Dinner is the National Press Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted revenue. By helping to defray our costs, our dinner supporters ensure that we are able to reach more journalists each year through our no-cost training programs. To attend the dinner, click on the “make a purchase” or “request an invoice” buttons linked at the top of the column on the left. For more information,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
At our most recent “Friends of the Foundation” lunch, USA today reporter and author Joan Biskupic joined us to talk about her new book American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Friends of the Foundation lunch series, sponsored by the American Honda Motor Company, allows NPF to thanks friends who have supported us during the year, especially in connection with the Annual Awards Dinner. A video featuring highlights from Joan Biskupic’s talk is available below. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at NPFAwardsdinner
Over the past 27 years, there have several memorable moments at the National Press Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner. Take a look at this video that we recently put up on our YouTube channel showing highlights from the Annual Awards Dinner as well as NPF's programs: Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
We recently had several of our videos from past awards dinners digitized. As the 27th Annual Awards Dinner approaches, these videos have given us a fun way to look back at dinners from past years. We are in the process of uploading all of the videos that we have from the Annual Awards Dinner to YouTube. We uploaded the first batch of them last week, and you can check them out on our YouTube Channel. We will be putting up more throughout this week so we encourage you to check them out and leave comments! Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
"Journalism Matters" is the theme of the 27th Annual Awards Dinner. In order to build excitement around the theme, we've been collecting different people's thoughts on why they think journalism is important. Linda Topping Streitfeld, the Director of Programs at the National Press Foundation shared her thoughts in the following video message: We want you to tell us why journalism matters to you. To share your thoughts, please fill out our online form. We will be reading your responses and will be featuring some of them on this blog, so keep your ideas coming! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation would like to thank the organizations that purchased a table this week for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner: American Electric Power BBC World News America Dominion Resources Edison Electric Institute Entergy Ford Motor Company Gannett Hearst Newspapers Kiplinger Foundation McDonald’s Corporation NCTA Politico Story Advocacy Partners USA Today The Annual Awards Dinner is the National Press Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted revenue. By helping to defray our costs, our dinner supporters ensure that we are able to reach more journalists each year through our no-cost training programs. To attend the dinner, click on the “make a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
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If you are interested in supporting the National Press Foundation’s 27th Annual Awards Dinner but are unable to attend the dinner itself, or if you have purchased a table but you are worried about being able to fill it, you may want to consider participating in the “donate a table program.” Select any of the categories listed on our sponsorship options page, let us know how many spaces you need to fill, and we will distribute the tickets to local journalists or journalism students. We are happy to recognize your contribution in the dinner program book and in dinner publicity.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
At the 27th Annual Awards Dinner, we will be celebrating why journalism matters. As the dinner gets closer, we want to hear from you on why you think journalism is important. We encourage you to share your thoughts about journalism that matters on our online form. We will be posting some of your responses on this blog leading up to the celebration on February 16th. We also want to encourage you to continue using the #JournalismMatters hashtags when posting messages about why journalism matters on twitter. We’ll also try to post some of your tweets here so keep them coming... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
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We’ve just received word that Prudential Financial will be donating the gift bags for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner. The gift bags are handed out to all 1,000 dinner attendees and are full of branded items from our sponsors. We already have a few donations of branded items to go in the bags, but we are still on the lookout for more gift bag goodies. If you are looking for a creative way to support the dinner , you may want to consider donating an item. Past items have included magazines, chocolates, wine openers, baseball caps, pens, luggage tags &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Are you looking for an opportunity to promote yourself in Washington? If so, an advertisement in our program book for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner is a great place to do just that. One of the largest media dinners in Washington, our dinner brings together more than 1,000 journalists, media professionals, policy makers and corporate executives. An advertisement in the program book is a great way to reach new audiences, congratulate this year’s award winners and support journalism that matters. For table buyers, ads cost $1000 for a half-page, and $1500 for a full page. For non-table buyers, ads include... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation would like to thank the organizations that purchased a table this week for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner: AARP APCO Worldwide AstraZeneca CNN Washington Independent Community Bankers of America McClatchy Newspapers Nuclear Energy Institute PhRMA Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Toyota Motor Sales USA The Annual Awards Dinner is the National Press Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted revenue. By helping to defray our costs, our dinner supporters ensure that we are able to reach more journalists each year through our no-cost training programs. To attend the dinner, click on the “make a purchase” or “request an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Why does journalism matter to you? We want you, our supporters, to weigh-in. Send a message on twitter using the hashtag #JournalismMatters and we may feature it on this blog. You can also use the tag #NPFDinner for your general tweets about the dinner or to congratulate our award winners. As you may have noticed, this year we have stepped-up our use of social media to disseminate information about the 2010 NPF Awards Dinner. In addition to posting daily on this blog, we are also using Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube to generate excitement about the dinner. The great thing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
The National Press Foundation would like to thank Ogilvy Public Relations for their donation of consulting and design services for the 27th Annual Awards Dinner. We just received the final version of this year’s invitation, and it looks great! Take a look: NPF 27thAnniversaryDinner Invitation v6 Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner
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Over the past ten years, NPF has honored some of the biggest names in journalism such as Gwen Ifill, Bob Schieffer, Thomas Friedman, Leonard Downie, Jr. and Charlie Gibson, many of whom have made reference to why journalism matters in their acceptances speeches. Comments made by award winners, photos, videos and more from the past 10 years of NPF Awards Dinners are available now on our website. On February 16, 2010 we will be celebrating the achievements in journalism from the past decade and honoring some of 2009’s most accomplished journalists. To learn more about the 2010 National Press Foundation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at NPFAwardsdinner