RTDNF will hold its 27th annual First Amendment Awards on March 14 at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW in Washington, DC. Among the champions of the First Amendment being honored will be:
First Amendment Award: Mark Halperin / John Heilemann
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann served as co-managing editors of Bloomberg Politics and hosts of the news analysis show With All Due Respect, which aired daily at 5pm ET on Bloomberg TV and 6pm ET on MSNBC during the 2016 election cycle. Halperin and Heilemann are also creators, executive producers, and hosts of Showtime's weekly political documentary series The Circus. The duo are the authors of the New York Times bestsellers Game Change and Double Down, the definitive accounts of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections (respectively). Game Change was later adapted into an HBO movie which won five Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award. Halperin is a regular contributor to NBC's TODAY and Heilemann is a frequent guest on CBS This Morning, and both appear regularly on MSNBC's Morning Joe and PBS's Charlie Rose. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Halperin served as editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, and before that as political director, correspondent and analyst at ABC News. Heilemann was the national affairs editor for New York magazine and NYMag.com, and previously a staff writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The Economist.
This award honors an outstanding individual or organization which champions the First Amendment and press freedoms.
Also being honored at the event are Bill Whitaker of CBS News, Steve Jones of ABC News Radio, Stanley S. Hubbard and Stanley E. Hubbard of Hubbard Broadcasting and Nina Totenberg of NPR News. For more on the honorees, please read the complete announcement. Details about the RTDNF First Amendment Awards can be found on our event page.
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