July 23, 2012 | By Will Lester | email@example.com
The National Press Club will celebrate excellence in the news business at its annual Journalism Awards Dinner July 24.
Along with highlighting that excellence in the daily work of journalists, the Club will honor the sacrifice of three who gave their lives covering the rebellion in Syria, the creator of C-Span, those who put together the Kalb report and the winners of the 2012 journalism contest.
The winners will be recognized at the awards dinner Tuesday, July 24, at the National Press Club. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Call the Club's reservation line at 202-662-7501 to reserve your tickets, which are $50 each.
The winners of the 2012 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award for international coverage are reporters Anthony Shadid, Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik, who died in Syria during February. All three had led distinguished careers in which their work shed needed light on a troubled region.
The Aubuchon winner for domestic coverage is James Risen, a New York Times reporter being honored for a career of reporting material the government would prefer to keep from public view -- from warrantless surveillance to a botched program to give Iran flawed nuclear weapons designs.
The winner of a presidential citation is Brian Lamb, the founder of C-Span, who stepped down as chief executive of the ground-breaking cable network earlier this year but will serve as executive chairman and as a host of “Q&A”, his interview program.
The Kalb Report, hosted by broadcasting legend Marvin Kalb and produced by Executive Producer Mike Freedman, will also be honored at the Club's awards dinner for its many accomplishments. The Kalb Report has had a partnership with the National Press Club for 18 years, and both men are longstanding Club members.