2022 Free Expression Awards

Celebrating Champions of Free Expression

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who joined us in person and virtually to honor this year’s First Amendment Heroes!

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Hosted by Jonathan Capehart

Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC anchor

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Featured entertainer Jordan Klepper

‘The Daily Show’ contributor

Event Chairs: Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef

Honorees

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Alberto Ibargüen

President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

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Eric Treene

Former Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice

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Nikole Hannah-Jones

Knight Chair in Race and Journalism and Founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, Howard University

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Cynthia Choi, Russell Jeung and Manjusha P. Kulkarni

Founders of Stop AAPI Hate

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Goldman Sachs
Heather and Paul Haaga Jr.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University
John and Cynthia Lee
Jan Neuharth and Joseph Keusch
News Corp
Sequentur
Twitter
Barbara and Christopher Wall

Health & Safety Sanitation Station Sponsor

Storzer & Associates, P.C.

Coat Check Sponsor

Baker Donelson

Media Sponsor

The Wall Street Journal

Valet Sponsors

Marcum LLP • Nixon Peabody LLP • USA TODAY Network

Additional support provided by Rogers Yogodzinski LLP.

To support the Free Expression Awards, contact Elizabeth Dickson at 202-292-6371 or [email protected].

Steering Committee

Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef, Event Chairs
Kristina Arriaga
Martin Baron
Wolf Blitzer
Antoinette Bush
Connie Chung and Maury Povich
Wayne A. I. Frederick
Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr.
Clark Hoyt and Linda Kauss
Brent W. Jones
John and Cynthia Lee
Elisa Lees Muñoz
Barbara Wall
Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt

Honorary Host Committee

Senator Ben Cardin
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Congresswoman Kay Granger
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Rob Portman
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Senator Mark Warner

jonathan-capehart

Hosted by Jonathan Capehart

Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC anchor

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Featured entertainer Jordan Klepper

‘The Daily Show’ contributor

Event Chairs: Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Goldman Sachs
Heather and Paul Haaga Jr.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University
John and Cynthia Lee
Jan Neuharth and Joseph Keusch
News Corp
Sequentur
Twitter
Barbara and Christopher Wall

Health & Safety Sanitation Station Sponsor

Storzer & Associates, P.C.

Coat Check Sponsor

Baker Donelson

Media Sponsor

The Wall Street Journal

Valet Sponsors

Marcum LLP • Nixon Peabody LLP • USA TODAY Network

Additional support provided by Rogers Yogodzinski LLP.

To support the Free Expression Awards, contact Elizabeth Dickson at 202-292-6371 or [email protected].