September 5, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | firstname.lastname@example.org
George Solomon will roast and toast Washington Post editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.
Solomon, a long-time friend and former Washington Post colleague of Woodward, is a professor and the director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Joining Solomon in paying tribute to Woodward are Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth; Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co.; and David Maraniss, the paper’s associate editor.
Through Sept. 14, National Press Club members may buy two tickets (one for themselves, one for a guest) for $125 apiece. Non-member tickets are $200 apiece.
Tickets are available here or by calling the event line at 202-662-7501.
Woodward is the 40th recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the Club’s highest honor, given annually to an American journalist for a lifetime of achievement in the field.
The dinner and an accompanying silent auction raise money for the NPC Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community as well as scholarships for aspiring journalists.