Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan reporters for “The Washington Times,” have won an Honorable Mention for the 31st 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.
This year, the award will be presented by Michael Ford, son of the late President Gerald R. Ford and Chairman of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Monday, June 4, 2018, at The Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C.
When announcing their decision to award Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan the Honorable Mention for Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2017, the judges issued the following statement:
“Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections, and political fallout from those efforts, were a dominant, ongoing news story throughout 2017. While most news organizations thoroughly covered multiple investigations that resulted, Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan of the Washington Times approached the controversy from a different direction, producing a unique series of articles exploring potential motives for the Russian actions, President Trump’s attitude toward the U.S. intelligence community, and the impact worldwide of Russia’s apparent success in roiling the U.S. political system. For their distinctive and wide-ranging series, Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan are awarded honorable mention for the 2017 Gerald R. Ford Award 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.
This year’s honorable mentions:
Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.
His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.
Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety of publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He’s also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America’s Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.
Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Dan Boylan is a national security reporter at The Washington Times, with an emphasis on covering the Capitol Hill legislative committees that deal with intelligence, foreign relations, and military affairs.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Boylan covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly.
After 9/11, he detoured from daily reporting and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia and also managed U.S. and U.K. counterterrorism media projects across the Middle East and Asia.
Throughout the years, he filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post, and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.
Mr. Boylan is a graduate of Bates College, lecturer, and award-wining filmmaker.
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