Responsible journalism matters more than ever. RTDNF and its sister organization RTDNA stand for all aspects of the First Amendment, particularly the freedom of the press. The Foundation works for an America in which the press is able to hold the powerful to account, shine a light on corruption, act a catalyst for positive change in local communities without denial of access, undue restriction, or fear of attack. We train and equip local journalists and journalism students to know their rights and seek and report truth ethically – upholding your right to know.

The 30th annual RTDNF First Amendment Awards, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Washington Marriott Marquis will honor individuals and organizations that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth.

Presence at this black-tie Washington, DC, event demonstrates a commitment to press freedom by supporting resources to protect newsrooms from and prepare newsrooms for First Amendment threats.

Master of Ceremonies

Linsey Davis, ABC News

Linsey joined ABC in 2007 and serves as a correspondent for “World News,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and “Nightline.” She has covered major news stories around the globe and was a moderator at Democratic presidential debates in September 2019 and February 7 in New Hampshire. She has received several honors for her reporting, including two Emmy Awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.


Join us for the RTDNF First Amendment Awards Dinner & Show

Updated on 2020-03-19T13:59:03+00:00, by firstawards.