Wednesday, August 17, 2022

AEJMC to present 2022 First Amendment award to Steven Waldman of Report for America

Staff | AEJMC

The Professional Freedom and Accountability Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is proud to announce the 2022 First Amendment Award winners:

Steven Waldman is a nationally recognized journalist and social entrepreneur dedicated to saving journalism. He is the president and co-founder of Report for America, a national service program that hires budding journalists to report on issues covered in local newsrooms around the country. The organization is now placing 300 journalists in newsrooms in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam by 2022. He is also the founder and president of the Rebuild Local News Coalition, which advocates for public policy to help protect local news. Both are initiatives of the GroundTruth Project.

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Waldman previously served as the national editor of U.S. News & World Report, the national correspondent for Newsweek, and senior advisor to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. At the FCC he was the lead author of the landmark 2011 report “Community’s Need for Information”, which raised the alarm about the decline of local news. He is the author of the national bestseller, “Founding Faith” and the award-winning “Sacred Liberty”.

Read more about the Report for America and the Groundtruth Project here.

Waldman will be presented the award at the 2022 AEJMC Annual Convention in Detroit.

Award Presentation and Q&A:
Friday, August 5, 4-5:30 p.m.

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PF&R Panel Session
First Amendment Awards Presentation and Q&A

Moderating/Presiding:
Jason M. Shepard, California State, Fullerton

To view all AEJMC Award recipients, click here.

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