RTDNF First Amendment Awards


The RTDNF First Amendment Awards honor individuals and organizations for their work on behalf of First Amendment freedom. RTDNF is a charitable and educational group which supports protecting our First Amendment freedoms and our rights to free and unfettered media. It is also a training and educational organization, which provides thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to the journalists of the future and provides training to both entry-level and experienced media professionals. Click here to see all of our honorees from the past 25 years. Click here for complete coverage of the 2014 ceremony.
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2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the RTDNF First Amendment Awards. The dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW in Washington, DC.

For more information about how you can be a sponsor for the 2015 First Amendement Awards Dinner, contact RTDNA's Holly Rose.

Our 2015 honorees are:


James Risen
First Amendment


Ann Compton
First Amendment


Perry Sook
First Amendment
Service Award


Kathy Kirby
First Amendment
Leadership Award


James Foley
RTDNF Citation of


Steven Sotloff
RTDNF Citation of


Bob Simon
Achievement Award

For more on our honorees, see the complete announcement.
Your sponsorship support or ticket purchase will go towards programs covering a variety of issues from ethics to financial journalism, newsroom management to international reporting. RTDNF provides practical, “real-world” ways which help students and professionals alike become more proficient at their craft.

Thank you to our sponsors:




The First Amendment Dinner is the single, most important fundraising event sponsored by RTDNF. We depend on the funds raised to support all of our programs and activities. We cannot do what we do without your help and support and the First Amendment Dinner is critical to those efforts. So please join us for a memorable, exciting and fun evening with old and new friends, colleagues and of course, the distinguished honorees.

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