Prince Lobel Tye LLP hosted a VIP reception prior to Ford Hall Forum’s 2011 Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award ceremony. This year, Ford Hall Forum honored Anthony Lewis, New York Times journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1955 and 1963. Lewis discussed his storied career as a Nieman Scholar at Harvard, editor-in-chief for the Times London office, professor of journalism, and longtime “at home abroad” columnist for the New York Times.
For the past 30 years, the Ford Hall Forum’s Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award has honored individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to promoting and facilitating the thoughtful exercise of our rights of freedom of expression. Prior award recipients include civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, Tiananmen Square rebel and astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, and NPR journalists Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, and Linda Wertheimer.