Frank and Bethine Church Public Service Award Dinner
How Democracies Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century
Media Matters: A Journalist’s Perspective with Pulitzer Prize winner – Maggie Haberman
April 26th, 2023 @ Boise Centre on the Grove
Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Maggie Haberman
The Frank Church Institute invites you to a special evening with Maggie Haberman, New York Times White House Correspondent, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and author of the NYT and WSJ #1 bestseller Confidence Man. The event will take place on April 26, 2023, at the Boise Centre on the Grove. Reception will be at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm.
One of the most influential voices in national affairs journalism today, Maggie Haberman opens audiences’ eyes with a remarkably informed perspective on the former President, based on their complex relationship and her history of covering him. She examines his influence on key issues affecting all Americans and his battles with the American press.
Maggie Haberman, New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, has established herself as one of the country’s most respected journalists and reliable resources for expert commentary on current events and national issues. A seasoned veteran of political reporting, she covered City Hall for the New York Daily News, the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign, and other political races for the New York Post, as well as national affairs as a senior reporter for Politico.
In 2018, Maggie and her team at the New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their coverage of the previous administration and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign and the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. Her stories on covering a contentious administration offer a revealing insider’s look at what is sure to be known as our country’s most explosive era of modern journalism.
Frank And Bethine Award for Public Service
The Frank Church Institute is proud to award the 2023 Frank and Bethine Church local Award for Public Service to Betsy Russell.
Betsy Russell retired Jan. 1 as the Boise bureau chief and state government and politics reporter for the Idaho Press. She is the current president of the Idaho Press Club, and is also president and a founding board member of Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG).
She is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She had been with the Idaho Press since 2018, and previously worked for nearly 27 years for The Spokesman-Review, including five years as the newspaper’s Idaho editor in Coeur d’Alene and 22 as its Boise bureau chief. She previously worked five years as a reporter and editor for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, and earlier worked as a reporter for several California newspapers. She is married with two grown children, and is an avid skier and windsurfer.