On March 13, 2019, ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas will host the 29th annual Radio Television Digital News Foundation recognition of First Amendment champions – The First Amendment Awards: Fear Will Not Silence Facts.
Thomas joined the network in November 2000 and reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and other ABC News programs.
The annual First Amendment Awards Dinner & Show is an opportunity to recognize and support responsible journalism and is the Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser, raising essential funds to ensure that the broadcast and digital news profession remains a critical part of our nation’s free press for generations to come.
RTDNF thanks TEGNA, CBS News, the National Association of Broadcasters, NBC News, MSNBC, Nexstar Media Group, Fox News Network, LLC and CNN Newsource for supporting this event.
RTDNF, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, was created to help RTDNA members embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. The Foundation works for an America in which the press is able to hold the powerful to account, shine a light on corruption, 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 report seek & report truth ethically – upholding your right to know.