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TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner

November 18, 2020

National Press Club


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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.


Matthew Taylor King Rago Fellowship
Vice President of the Wall Street Journal Paul Gigot, The Rago Family and TFAS president Roger Ream present Matthew Taylor King with the 2019 Rago Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism at our 2019 Journalism Awards Dinner.

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Nearly 200 guests attended the 2019 TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner at the Metropolitan Club. To read about the 2019 dinner, visit TFAS.org/JAwardsDinner19.

DETAILS

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.

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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

Illustration of Joseph Rago Courtesy The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones.

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

The 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Fellows receive their awards at our 2018 dinner.

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.

Dinner Sponsors

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.

Dinner Underwriter

SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION

DIAMOND

The Rago Family

PLATINUM

Paul Gigot

GOLD

Elliot Kaufman

Geraldine Novak

GOLD

LAWSON BADER

FRED BARNES

LINDSAY YOUNG CRAIG

ANDREW FERGUSON

STEVE FORBES

JACK FOWLER

GERALDINE NOVAK

JAMES PIERESON

MARY CASLIN ROSS

Silver

Tom, Mary and Lisa BUESTRIN

Dan Henninger

David Hiller

LISA AND JIM KOHLEY

FRANK AND KATHLEEN LAUINGER

Debbie and Tom Lawrence

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Pruger

PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES

Ann Senn

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.


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