Former FCC Chairman Richard Wiley is among four prominent people who will be honored by a news organization in March.
The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation says it will honor four figures in journalism and broadcasting at its First Amendment Awards Dinner, March 6, in Washington.
The honorees are Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and moderator of “Face the Nation”; Tom Curley, president and CEO of Associated Press since 2003; Paula Madison, executive vice president, diversity, NBC Universal; and Richard Wiley, founding partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington.
Schieffer will receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, named for the late senior Washington correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable magazine.
Curley will receive the First Amendment Leadership Award, presented to a business or government leader who has made a significant contribution to protecting freedom of the press.
Madison will be honored with the First Amendment Service Award, presented to someone of distinction who works in an off-air, management capacity.
Wiley will be recognized with a special First Amendment Award for his career-long support of First Amendment rights for broadcasters, and his role in the development of high-definition television in this country.