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Pulitzer Center Update February 17, 2010

"Journalism Matters" at National Press Foundation Awards Dinner

Janet Donovan

NBC Washington Nightside

Journalists gathered last night at the Hilton ballroom for the annual National Press Foundation awards dinner -- and to be reminded why they're still relevant during the "Why Journalism Matters"-themed event.

Notable press folks such as Committee of Concerned Journalists founder Bill Kovach, CNN's Brianna Keliar, AP's Julie Hirschfeld Davis, WaPo's Colbert I. King, The Denver Post's Mike Keefe and Paul Anger of the Detroit Free Press were among the winners at the 27th annual dinner.

The Pulitzer Center received the award on Crisis Reporting for Online Journalism. Guests were also treated to the all-journalist band "Suspicious Package," which capped off the evening.