Vice President Dick Cheney / Gerald R. Ford Foundation Awards Program for Excellence in Journalism
June 30, 2008
Vice President Dick Cheney, former chief of staff for President Ford was the keynote speaker at this ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation recognizing excellence in journalism in the focus on "The Presidency" and "National Security". Peter Baker, Now with the New York Times, received the award for excellence in his coverage of "The Presidency" for the Washington Post. Rick Atkinson now a author and historian but also formerly of the Washington Post received the award for excellence in journalism for his reporting on "National Security" in his article Left of Boom which chronicles the struggle to defeat roadside bombings in Iraq and Afghanistan.