Richard Tofel

President, ProPublica

Newmark Journalism Award

Richard Tofel has been president of ProPublica since 2013 and was the founding general manager. At ProPublica, he is responsible for communications, legal, development, finance and budgeting, and human resources. He held several roles at The Wall Street Journal including assistant publisher, and was vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation. Tofel is also the author of several books, including “Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism” (2009) and “Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future” (2012).

John Borthwick

Founder & CEO, betaworks

Newmark Innovation Award

John Borthwick has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for over two decades. He is the founder and CEO of betaworks, a startup platform that builds and invests in companies across the social, data-driven media Internet. Companies built by betaworks include Giphy, Dots, bitly, Tweetdeck, and Chartbeat. Early investments include Tumblr, Kickstarter, Medium, and Gimlet. Borthwick serves on the boards of WNYC, Data & Society, Giphy, Dots, and Blade.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception | 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program

Cipriani 25 Broadway

Master of Ceremonies

Ali Velshi
MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC
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Business Attire

Host Committee*

Neil Barsky

Amanda Bennett and Don Graham

Gordon Crovitz

Borja Echevarría

Laurie Hays

Katie Honan

Stacy-Marie Ishmael 

Geraldine Laybourne

Ken Lerer

Errol Louis and Juanita Scarlett

Susan Lyne

Eileen and Craig Newmark

Gary Pruitt

Hong Qu

Andrew Rasiej

Vivian Schiller

Stephen Shepard and Lynn Povich

Paul Steiger

Tanzina Vega

Kathryn Wylde

*in formation

Sponsorship and Tickets

Platinum Sponsor
100,000.00
  • A premium table for ten guests
  • Platinum Sponsor designation in event program
  • Full-page color ad in event program
  • Special branding recognition
  • Recognition on event webpage
  • Premium placement on the School’s Donor Recognition Wall
  • Invitation to select events at School as guest of Dean Sarah Bartlett
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Gold Sponsor
50,000.00
  • A prime table for ten guests
  • Gold Sponsor designation in event program
  • Full-page color ad in event program
  • Special branding recognition
  • Recognition on event webpage
  • Invitation to an event at School as guest of Dean Sarah Bartlett
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Silver Sponsor
25,000.00
  • A prominent table for ten guests
  • Silver Sponsor designation in event program
  • Half-page color ad in event program
  • Recognition on event webpage
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Bronze Sponsor
15,000.00
  • A preferred table for ten guests
  • Bronze Sponsor designation in event program
  • Recognition on event webpage
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Sponsor*
10,000.00
  • A table for ten guests
  • Sponsor designation in event program

*There is a limited number of Sponsor-level tables available. Reservation deadline at this level only is February 15, 2019.

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Individual Tickets
1,000.00
  • Entry to Reception and Dinner Program
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For additional information, please contact:
Cathy Harding
Executive Director of Development
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
646-758-7814
cathy.harding@journalism.cuny.edu

About the Awards

The 12th annual Awards for Excellence, honoring journalism and technology innovators, provides scholarships for Newmark J-School students. Proceeds also enable the School to provide stipends to students with unpaid summer internships, unique among graduate journalism programs. 

About Newmark J-School

Since it launched 13 years ago, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY has quickly become one of the best and most diverse graduate schools of journalism in the country. Its mission is to prepare students from a broad range of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to produce high quality journalism at a time of rapid technological change.