Journalism Award 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 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.

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 31st Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes, a competition for distinguished reporting in 2017. Applications for the 31st Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition must be received by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Past Recipients of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes

Recipients for Reporting in 2016 (watch the presentations and remarks)
Gregory Korte, USA Today – Reporting on the Presidency
David Martin & Mary Walsh, CBS News – Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2015 (watch the presentations and remarks)
Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post – Reporting on the Presidency
Andrew deGrandpre, Military Times – Reporting on National Defense
The team of: Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot; Cynthia McFadden and Anna Schecter, NBC News; and Jason Paladino, UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program – Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2014
Peter Baker, The New York Times – Reporting on the Presidency
Gregory Korte, USA Today – Honorable Mention; Reporting on the Presidency
W.J. Hennigan and Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times – Reporting on National Defense
Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic – Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2013
Glenn Thrush, POLITICO – Reporting on the Presidency
Dave Philipps, The Gazette – Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2012
John Dickerson, SLATE – Reporting on the Presidency
Josh Gerstein and Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO – Honorable Mention, Reporting on the Presidency
Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times – Reporting on National Defense
Andrew Tilghman, Army Times – Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2011
Scott Wilson, The Washington Post – Reporting on the Presidency
Corinne Reilly, The Virginia-Pilot – Reporting on National Defense
Sean Naylor, Army Times – Honorable Mention, Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2010
Steven Thomma, The McClatchy Newspapers – Reporting on the Presidency
Shane Harris, The Washingtonian – Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2009
Ben Feller, The Associated Press – Reporting on the Presidency
Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post – Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2008
Kenneth T. Walsh, U.S. News & World Report – Reporting on the Presidency
James Kitfield, National Journal – Reporting on National Defense

Recipients for Reporting in 2007
Peter Baker, The Washington Post – Reporting on the Presidency
Rick Atkinson, The Washington Post – Reporting on National Defense

Past Recipients
Complete List of Past Recipients

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