The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism. RTDNA defends the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards and provides members with training to encourage ethical standards, newsroom leadership and industry innovation Join our community of courageous news leaders and friends of the First Amendment or support our work – and local journalism across the country – with a gift that makes a difference in democracy.
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF), a 501(c)3 educational foundation, offers education and leadership development around the country to empower journalists with the tools they need to be news leaders. The Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to help grow and strengthen the next generation of journalists. We train and equip local journalists and journalism students to know their rights and seek and report truth ethically in support of a free and vibrant press. Make a gift to RTDNF to contribute to training journalists today and ensuring journalists can pursue the constitutional duty to seek and report truth in perpetuity.
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What we do
First Amendment AdvocacyRTDNA’s Voice of the First Amendment Task Force defends against threats to the First Amendment and news media access and bridges the divide between responsible journalists and those who don’t like, or don’t understand, how journalism is essential to democracy and to all our daily lives.
The RTDNF First Amendment Awards honor individuals and organizations that exemplify responsible journalism and champion the First Amendment and press freedoms publically or behind the scenes.
RTDNA’s Cameras in the Courts guide and legal resources enable journalists to know and exercise their First Amendment rights.
TrainingThrough daily digital content, the weekly Communicator newsletter, regular online webinars, and in-person opportunities including leadership training and the Excellence in Journalism conference, RTDNA and RTDNF offer broadcast and digital journalists training in news ethics, journalism fundamentals, technology and leadership.
Ethics resources | Industry research | Leadership resources
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Honoring ExcellenceSince 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
The RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards recognize excellence in reporting on diverse communities.
The Paul White Award, RTDNA’s highest individual honor, recognizes lifetime contributions to broadcast and digital journalism.
The RTDNA/NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Awards honor the best in personal finance reporting.
RTDNF awards more than $35,000 in Scholarships and Fellowships to student and early career journalists in order to lessen the burden of tuition and enable outstanding young reporters to pursue their passion for journalism.