We are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of COVID-19. Your safety and well-being are our utmost priority. This event will now take place in Washington, D.C., both in person and online via a livestream webcast. Please see below for more information or contact TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384 with questions.
Join us on Nov. 18 as we showcase the projects of our 2020 Novak Fellowship winners, welcome our 2020 Rago Fellow, hear from prominent journalists including Maria Bartiromo and Paul Gigot, and honor the late Joseph Rago.
For more than a quarter-century, TFAS has fostered the careers of outstanding journalists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, editors of national magazines and authors of best-selling books. Your support of the 27th Annual TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner will enable us to reach the next generation of top-notch journalists, while honoring today’s leaders who are paving the way. We hope you will join us on Nov. 18 for a celebration of what we’ve achieved – and the even greater things still to come.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
6 p.m. – Reception + Dinner • 7 p.m. – Program
Tickets: $500 for one in-person dinner ticket
$100 to attend the virtual event
National Press Club • 13th Floor
529 14th St NW • Washington, DC 20045
Dress is Business
Please RSVP by Friday, November 13, 2020 to TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384.
Presenting the 2020 Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award
TFAS is pleased to present Maria Bartiromo with the 2020 Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of journalism. Bartiromo, anchor and global markets editor of FOX Business Network and FOX News Channel, will deliver the evening’s keynote remarks via video.
Honoring the Life of Joseph Rago
The evening will also honor the life and legacy of Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, who died in 2017 at the age of 34. In memory of Joe, TFAS and the Rago family established the Fellowship, providing a nine-month internship with The Wall Street Journal’s editorial team.
TFAS will present Alessandra Bocchi with the 2020 Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism.
Presenting the 2020 Novak Fellowship Awards
TFAS will present the 2020 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards to six outstanding young reporters. By providing essential funding and an extensive network of alumni, Novak Fellowships provide promising journalists the resources to undertake career-building and impactful projects.
The Fellowships are named in honor of Robert D. Novak, longtime columnist, CNN broadcaster and reporter for the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. Since its founding, the program has funded more than 140 journalists.
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for serving as sponsors of the evening. Your support enables us to reach the next generation of top-notch journalists. See dinner sponsor opportunities at TFAS.org/JDinner2020Sponsor or by downloading the flyer here.
SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Rago Family
LINDSAY YOUNG CRAIG
MARY CASLIN ROSS
Tom, Mary and Lisa BUESTRIN
LISA AND JIM KOHLEY
FRANK AND KATHLEEN LAUINGER
Debbie and Tom Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Pruger
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES
Mary and Merrill York
DONATE TO SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM
If you’re unable to attend the dinner or webcast livestream, but would like to support the work of TFAS journalism programs, you can make tax-deductible contributions using the links below:
Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship: www.TFAS.org/SupportNovak.
Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship: www.TFAS.org/SupportRago.
For questions or more information, please contact Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org.