RTNDF Names Recipients Of First Amendment Awards
November 19, 2014 at 7:27 AM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION has announced the recipients of its 2015 First Amendment Awards. The awards will be presented on MARCH 11th at a WASHINGTON ceremony.
The winners include:
- First Amendment Award: NEW YORK TIMES journalist JAMES RISEN
- LEONARD ZEIDENBERG First Amendment Award: ABC NEWS' ANN COMPTON
- First Amendment Service Award: NEXTSTAR Pres./CEO PERRY SOOK
- First Amendment Leadership Award: WILEY REIN Partner KATHY KIRBY
- RTDNF Citation of Courage: Journalists JAMES FOLEY and STEVEN SOTLOFF, victims of ISIL/ISIS
RTNDF Chairman CHRIS CARL said, “Our honorees are true champions of press freedom. Each of them have demonstrated outstanding support of the First Amendment through their work and their commitment to excellence."
RTNDF Exec. Dir. MIKE CAVENDER said, "We are proud to recognize the tireless dedication of this year's recipients. From the board room to the courtroom and from the WHITE HOUSE Press Room to our living rooms, they embody the values of a free press in our society."