Gregory Korte, White House reporter for “USA TODAY” has won an Honorable Mention for the 28th annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. The award recognizes journalists whose high standards for accuracy and substance help foster a better public understanding of the Presidency.

The 28th annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for distinguished reporting in 2014 were presented by Foundation Chairman Red Cavaney and Foundation Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on June 1, 2015 at The Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C.

When announcing their decision to award Gregory Korte the Honorable Mention Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2014, the judges issued the following statement:

“In his first year on the White House beat, Gregory Korte of USA Today made a significant impact.  By marshaling overlooked and untapped resources, including databases and websites, Korte generated unique stories that concentrated on administration actions rather than administration words.  Following White House claims that the President was using executive orders less frequently than many predecessors, Korte carefully reported that the administration had used a similar, but lesser-known tool, the executive memorandum, more aggressively than any previous president.  For his work, Korte has been awarded honorable mention for distinguished reporting on the presidency.”

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.

For more information about the annual prize or previous winners contact: Joe Calvaruso, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353, (616) 254-0397, or visit our website at

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