Responsible journalism matters more than ever. The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (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, and 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 31st annual RTDNF First Amendment Awards, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 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.

CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.

Meet this year’s honorees.

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

RTDNF is monitoring developments with the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. We are requiring all attendees produce proof of vaccination upon entry and wear masks unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Click here for more information on our COVID-19 policies.


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Updated on 2022-03-08T18:39:10+00:00, by firstawards.