Who We Are

About the Foundation

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.

Mission

The Foundation’s mission is laid out in the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act (Public Law 116-253), which was passed by Congress and signed into law in December 2020. It specifically authorizes the Foundation to “establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press by honoring journalists who sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.” It requires the Foundation to follow a comprehensive regulatory process to ensure that the memorial is appropriately designed, constructed, and located, and that sufficient private funds are provided to the National Park Service to maintain the memorial.

Leadership

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Board of Advisors

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Supporting Organizations

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