the Truth Building a National Memorial to Journalists Who Died in Pursuit of

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation and its mission to build a Fallen Journalists Memorial in Washington D.C. was conceived by former U.S. Representative and Tribune Publishing Company Chairman David Dreier and officially launched on June 28, 2019. That was the first anniversary of the deadliest assault against journalists in the U.S. history, when five members of the Tribune’s Capital Gazette team were murdered in their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland.

About the Foundation

Read about the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation and its mission, which is articulated in the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act (Public Law 116-253), signed into law in December 2020.

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Learn more about what we envision will be a place for reflection and appreciation for journalists who lost their lives, a focal point for learning about the First Amendment and the role of journalism to a functioning democracy, and a convening space for commemorative moments.

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Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the Memorial.

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