2017 Free Expression Awards

Free Expression Awards

Celebrating the World’s Champions for Free Expression

Honorees to be recognized at the Newseum April 17, 2018

At the third annual Free Expression Awards, the Newseum and Newseum Institute will recognize those who exhibit passion for and dedication to free expression. Honorees have taken personal or professional risks in sharing critical information with the public, have been censored or punished by authorities or other groups for their work, or have pushed boundaries in artistic and media expression in the categories of lifetime achievement, free speech, religious freedom, free press, and arts and entertainment.

Award Recipients

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chairman, The New York Times Company

More to be announced.


John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler

Former anchor and correspondent, NBC News

Honorary Host Committee

  • U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
  • Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
  • H.E. Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America
  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Congressman Bob Goodlatte
  • U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy
  • Governor Terry McAuliffe
  • U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
  • U.S. Senator John Thune
  • U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner

Steering Committee

  • Antoinette Bush
  • Ken and Jacqueline Duberstein
  • Catherine Merrill Williams
  • Andrea Mitchell
  • Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt

For a list of supporters of the 2017 Free Expression Awards please click HERE.