We thank our judges, coordinated by Ellen Shearer. Medill Washington Bureau Chief, William F. Thomas Professor of Journalism and Co-Director of the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, Northwestern University.
Aldo Beckman Award Judges
Chair, Jim Kuhnhenn. Retired Associated Press White House and politics reporter; former Washington Press Club Foundation president.
Jesse J. Holland. Weekend host, C-SPAN Washington Journal, assistant professor, George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs, former Washington Press Club Foundation President.
Amy Eisman. Director of the Journalism Division, School of Communication at American University.
Deadline Award Judges
Chair, Steve Crane. Cronkite News/Arizona PBS, Arizona State University, Washington, D.C.
Peter Maer. Retired CBS News White House Correspondent. Five time recipient of the Merriman Smith Award for Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure.
Frank Sesno. Frank Sesno. Professor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.
Visual Journalism Award Judges
Chair, Yanick Rice Lamb. Professor of journalism, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Howard University and Director of the Howard University News Service.
Lynne Adrine is Director of the Washington Graduate Capstone program for the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Adrine also serves on the board of directors for Journal-isms, a news site dedicated to diversity issues in news media.
Dennis Brack. former President of the White House News Photographers Association
Katharine Graham Award Judges
Marty Kaiser. Kaiser was editor of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 18 years after previously serving in top editing positions at the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times. He is now director of the Capital News Service at the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism.
Jackie Jones. Assistant Dean for Programs, Morgan State University, School of Global Journalism & Communication
Terence Hunt. Retired AP White House correspondent and deputy bureau chief.