Each year, the Foundation awards two distinguished journalism prizes, one for reporting on the Presidency and the other for reporting on National Defense. These prizes were initiated in 1988, and recognize reportorial excellence and the fostering of better public understanding of the presidency and national defense. The Foundation will provide two $5,000 prizes, one for each award.
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation sponsors the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and Distinguished Reporting on National Defense to recognize and encourage thoughtful, insightful, and enterprising work by journalists covering the presidency and national defense. The Foundation is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation whose programs are supported entirely by contributions and bequests in an effort to honor President Ford’s sustained commitment to public service.
Visit Prize Overview for detailed information about this year’s award winners, previous winners and the application or nomination procedure.
Please download Joe Calvaruso’s Announcement Letter for the 28th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition for distinguished reporting in 2014. Applications for the 27th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition must be received by March 13, 2015.
Past Recipients of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes
John Dickerson, Reporting on the Presidency
Josh Gerstein and Carrie Budoff Brown, Honorable Mention, Reporting on the Presidency
Hal Bernton, Reporting on National Defense
Andrew Tilghman, Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense
Complete List of Past Recipients
For more information about the annual prize or previous winners contact:
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353