The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will honor a distinguished group of journalists and First Amendment leaders that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth at the 31st annual First Amendment Awards on March 9, 2022.

RTDNF and its sister association RTDNA stand for all aspects of the First Amendment, particularly the freedom of the press. The Foundation aims to ensure that the broadcast and digital news profession remains a critical part of our nation’s free press for generations to come.

The annual First Amendment Awards Dinner & Show is an opportunity to recognize and support responsible journalism and is the Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser. Tickets are required.

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Show

Meet this year’s honorees.

Meet this year’s emcee, CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez.

RTDNF is monitoring developments with the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The District of Columbia requires COVID-19 vaccination to enter any indoor facility, and RTDNA will require all attendees wear masks unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Click here for more information on our COVID-19 policies.


Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Can’t attend in person?  Support and protect First Amendment freedoms with a 100% tax-deductible contribution to RTDNF.


Updated on 2022-02-08T18:03:54+00:00, by firstawards.