The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation has awarded Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker the 31st annual Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2017. They were honored for their comprehensive reporting on the leadership style of President Donald Trump.
The judges said, “After years of covering leak-resistant and measured administrations, Washington journalism was turned upside down in 2017 with the arrival of President Donald Trump. Rucker and Parker produced thoughtful, well-sourced reports, often looking beyond the daily tumult, on how Trump’s instinctive decision-making and determination to set the daily agenda affected domestic policy, the President’s relationship with Congress, and his approach to international intelligence and foreign affairs.”
Winners of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes will receive their awards at the foundation’s annual dinner on Monday, June 4.