National Press Club

The 2017 Goldziher Prize for Journalists

The 2017 Goldziher Prize for Journalists

May 3, 2017 5:30 PM

Location: Zenger Room

This event is invitation only.

This event is open to credentialed press and invited guests only.

The Goldziher (Gold-zi-air) Prize is an award for excellence in the coverage of American Muslims by an individual or team of U.S. journalists.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)

Zenger Room

Awardees: Joshua Seftel, Samuel Freedman, Robin Wright

Emcee for Prize Ceremony: Wajahat Ali
Activist Art by Sana Ullah, Dani Laurence Varadi

The Goldziher Prize, awarded since 2010, was created in response to the rising fear and hateful actions toward American Muslims. The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, an independent college in the Catholic Augustinian tradition, and the William and Mary Greve Foundation award the Goldziher Prize this year to publicly recognize and stimulate stories or opinion pieces about Muslims in the U.S.

For more information, or for credentialed members of the media who wish to attend,
contact: Tamar Miller

This competition is named for Ignác Goldziher (1850-1921), a Hungarian Jew who was one of the first university scholars in Europe to study and admire the laws, poetry, and practices of Islam.
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For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Tamar Miller