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Journalism Reporting Prizes

Each year, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards two distinguished journalism prizes, one for reporting on the Presidency and the other for reporting on National Defense. These prizes, initiated in 1988, recognize reportorial excellence and the fostering of better public understanding of the presidency and national defense. Each year the two prizes are presented to the winners at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C. and include a $5,000 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.

Joe Calvaruso’s Announcement Letter for the 27th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition for distinguished reporting in 2013.
Applications for the 27th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition must be received by March 14, 2014.

Past Recipients of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes

2013 Recipients
Glenn Thrush, Reporting on the Presidency
Dave Philipps, Reporting on National Defense

2012 Recipients
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

2011 Recipients
Scott Wilson, Reporting on the Presidency
Corinne Reilly, Reporting on National Defense
Sean Naylor, Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense

2010 Recipients
Steven Thomma, Reporting on the Presidency
Shane Harris, Washingtonion

2009 Recipients
Ben Feller, Reporting on the Presidency
Greg Jaffe, Reporting on National Defense

2008 Recipients
Kenneth T. Walsh, Reporting on the Presidency
James Kitfield, Reporting on National Defense

2007 Recipients
Peter Baker, Reporting on the Presidency
Rick Atkinson, Reporting on National Defense

Past Recipients
Complete List of Past Recipients

For more information about the annual prize or previous winners contact:
Donna Calvaruso
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
(616) 254-0393
press@38foundation.org