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The National Press Club journalism awards recognize outstanding work in a range of fields, from consumer reporting to regional reporting to breaking news and photography. Click here to help fund these honors.

  • To sponsor the Fourth Estate award gala, contact Julie Moos at [email protected]
  • Support the John R. Aubuchon press freedom award by giving here.


Help journalism students by donating to support these National Press Club scholarships. (Previous winners)

  • Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism
  • Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship
  • Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism
  • Remembering Julie Schoo