Yesterday, the Gerald Ford Foundation announced the winners of the 2009 Gerald Ford Awards for Distinguished Reporting.
Associated Press White House correspondent Ben Feller won the Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. The award recognizes that he broke news that Obama had chosen to nominate Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and for quickly filing stories that gave insight into the president’s character. Feller joined the AP in January 2003.
Greg Jaffe, who reports on the military for The Washington Post, won the prize for National Defense for his reporting from the battlefields of Afghanistan. Jaffe joined the post in March 2009. He has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and written a book titled The Fourth Star.
Each writer took home $5,000 for his efforts.