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Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize Open For Applicants

Each year, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards two distinguished journalism prizes, one for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the other for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

These prizes, initiated in 1988, recognize reportorial excellence and the fostering of better public understanding of the presidency and national defense. The two prizes are presented to the winners in June and each includes a $5,000 award.

With these annual awards, President Ford wanted to recognize and encourage thoughtful, insightful, and enterprising work by journalists covering the presidency and national defense. The Foundation is proud to continue this tradition.

The Foundation is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation whose programs are supported entirely by contributions and bequests in an effort to honor President Ford’s sustained commitment to public service.

Recipients of the 2019 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes include:

  • Michael C. Bender with the Wall Street Journal for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency
  • T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi, and Agnes Chang with ProPublica for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense

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