The 30th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2016 were presented by Carla A. Hills, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Trustee, at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Monday, June 5, 2017, at The Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C.
Gregory Korte, White House Reporter for USA TODAY, won the 30th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. David Martin, a national security correspondent, and Mary Walsh, a national security producer with the CBS News, won the 30th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.
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 reception and luncheon in Washington, D.C. and include a $5,000 award, one for each prize.
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.