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November 23, 2021
Fallen Journalists Memorial Update: Prominent Historians, Scholars and Journalists Support Site for Memorial Near National Mall in Washington

Why does a memorial to fallen journalists and a free press deserve a location near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and within view of the U.S. Capitol? As American historian Michael Beschloss wrote, “Throughout our history, brave journalists have been so essential to keeping the flame of American democracy alive that it is astounding…

October 8, 2021
Statement from the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation sends our heartfelt congratulations to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for receiving the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Their dedication to journalism and the protection of freedoms have helped advance truth and democracy at a time when journalists face new and increasing threats around the world. We are grateful to the…

September 28, 2021
The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Leadership Statement On The Sentence In The Capital Gazette Trial

Today’s sentence in the trial of the Capital Gazette shooter is a testament to our nation’s commitment to protect journalists and serves as a reminder that assaults on a free press will not be tolerated. Our thoughts continue to be with the families, friends and colleagues of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Wendi Winters…

September 15, 2021
Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Welcomes Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Executive Editors to Board of Advisors

September 15, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Washington Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida have become the newest members of the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation’s Board of Advisors, the Foundation announced today. The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation supports the construction of America’s first memorial on federal land dedicated to press freedom and…

July 16, 2021
The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Leadership Statement on the Verdict in the Capital Gazette Trial

July 16, 2021 – The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation is committed to honoring the legacy of those who have lost their lives in pursuit of a free press. The guilty verdict in the trial of the shooter in the Capital Gazette case serves as reminder that our nation cannot stand for assaults on a free…

June 29, 2021
Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation launches fundraising campaign with $6 Million in new support

Seed grants from the Annenberg Foundation and Knight Foundation will help fund a national memorial to commemorate America’s commitment to freedom of the press and those who died advancing it June 29, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) –The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation today announced the kick-off of its capital campaign with the receipt of two significant grants…

June 28, 2021
The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Leadership Honor the Third Anniversary of the Capital Gazette Newsroom Shooting

June 28, 2021 – In recognition of the three-year anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, The Fallen Journalists Memorial leadership has released the following statements: Statement from the Honorable David Dreier, Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Chairman“With great sadness, but also determination, today we honor the third anniversary of the Capital Gazette newsroom…

June 24, 2021
Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation announces partnerships with AECOM, architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and The Levinson Group

All will work with the Foundation on a Washington, D.C. Memorial dedicated to fallen journalists worldwide June 24, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation announced it is working with AECOM, the world’s leading infrastructure consulting firm, and Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic and consultant Paul Goldberger, to assist with the…

December 24, 2020
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The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation has been established to build a permanent memorial in Washington, D.C., to journalists, including reporters, photojournalists, producers and editors, who have died in pursuit of the truth. Legislation signed into law authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to “establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of…

December 24, 2020
President Trump Signs Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

Contact:  Vince Randazzo(202) [email protected] Washington, D.C., (December 24, 2020) – The Honorable David Dreier, Chairman of the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation, issued the following statement today after President Trump signed legislation authorizing the Foundation to establish a Fallen Journalists Memorial on federal land in Washington, D.C.: “I want to thank my former colleagues in…