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Celebrating Journalism in Tumultuous Times.

Nearly 300 people packed the National Press Club for Moment's annual DC Gala & Awards Dinner on November 24, 2019. The event was emceed by former senior host of NPR's All Things Considered Robert Siegel, who was introduced by gala co-chairs Connie and Jay Krupin. Reporter and author Evan Osnos, introduced by Thomas Friedman, received the Robert S. Greenberger Journalism Award. NPR senior legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg was introduced by Jamie Gorelick and received the Moment Women and Power Award. Women's health advocate Phyllis Greenberger was introduced by Judy Woodruff and received the Moment Trailblazer Award. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner, introduced by Carol Brown Goldberg, received the Moment Creativity Award.

"It really is amazing to be in the company of the men and women this magazine is honoring tonight and has honored over the years," Totenberg said. She praised Moment's editors for remaking the magazine "into something so interesting and so different that people want to read it and support it."

The gala highlighted the importance of independent journalism in tumultuous times. "We have more than enough tweeters, commentators, Instagrammers, but we do not have enough reporters," said Friedman. "Without courageous reporters, we cannot draw attention to the nonstop violations of both truth and trust going on today."

Guests were treated to a special musical performance of songs from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof and Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.

The evening celebrated Moment's journalism and its relevance to the Jewish community in America and beyond. "Moment does it in every issue," said Glenn Frankel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief. "Its calm, well-informed voice of reason is a national treasure and an act of faith and courage."

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Title Annotation:Special Moment Event: Moment Gala and Awards Dinner, November 24, 2019
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Date:Jan 1, 2020
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