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  • Breitbart Awards to Honor Individuals Carrying the Torch for Freedom

    Andrew Breitbart pioneered a new media revolution that transformed journalism and the political landscape. As Americans continue to mourn his tragic passing, we also seek to ensure that his legacy is honored and that the movement he spawned continues on with the army of citizen activists that he cultivated and inspired.

    The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity ask for your assistance in paying tribute to the monumental achievements of Andrew Breitbart’s work, and the recognition of those who continue his legacy by carrying the torch for freedom and truth.

    We will honor three individuals — from the realms of professional journalism, blogging, and citizen activism — whose efforts advance the spirit of Andrew Breitbart’s work. Nominations will be accepted for individuals who are driven by an indomitable pursuit for truth and accountability, and whose work has broken meaningful ground in advancing those causes on behalf of the public good.

    We’re currently collecting nominations at BreitbartAwards.com. Descriptions for the three awards appear below. Nominations must be submitted by midnight ET on Friday, May 25, to be considered.

    Full-time reporter: In a media environment that tells reporters to go along to get along, a few still consider it a sacred trust to keep the people informed. A few still recognize the awesome responsibility in belonging to the only profession to be enshrined in the Bill of Rights. We’ll present one Breitbart Award to a full-time news reporter to honor courage and honesty in telling the real stories that matter to people’s lives.

    Blogger: When the legacy media fails to do its job, we are fortunate to have an army waiting on the Internet to hold the institutions of power accountable. We’ll honor a blogger for intrepid reporting that goes over the heads of the legacy media to communicate directly to the people.

    Citizen: The fight for freedom requires a constant stream of new recruits willing to make time in their lives to serve as watchdogs in their local communities. We’ll honor an information activist committed to digging up the truth.

    The awards will be presented at the first-ever Future of Journalism Summit next month.

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    9 Responses to Breitbart Awards to Honor Individuals Carrying the Torch for Freedom

    1. I think the group that started the Tea Party should be included for this award. I do not see that any of them have profited from this risky decision to take on a cruel and vicious establishment.

    2. Bobbie says:

      That is tough as there are many even though not on the surface. If those working at Breitbart are disqualified, I'd nominate the Heritage Foundation as the full time reporter. Michelle Malkin as the blogger, the citizen part is even tougher to pick one out of many and in the tea party whom all stand true to America…
      God Bless the work of Mr. Andrew Breitbart, the staff and all who carry on until freedom is won!

    3. Lucy Overstreet says:

      Bryan Fisher, Dan C., Crane Durhan, Sandy Reio on American Family Talk Radio and this entire talk radio station for their truth in broadcasting and OneNewsNow would be the reporting group. Western Journalism would be the blogger, and the citizen would be James O'Keefe.

    4. Oved Zucker says:

      Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, pamela Geller and Caroline Glick are all deserving of the Breitbart prize.

    5. Dan Duvall says:

      @NewsNinja2012 for the Briebart Award!!!

    6. Wanda Wright says:

      @NewsNinja2012 for the Briebart Award!!

    7. kelly says:

      That he should have an award named after him makes me want to vomit. A despicable individual, sorry.

    8. POed Lib says:

      For the citizen activist, I am thinking of a courageous individual who, after a terrible defeat of his point of view, simply picked up and moved on, finding the cause of the problem, never ceasing in his determination to unite his fellow citizens in a repudiation of the forces of evil arrayed against him. He went on to become a unifier of his people, and was tremendously successful for a long time.

      Of course, for Hitler, it ended badly. Andrew and Adolf, united in hell together.

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