2024 Deadline Club Awards Dinner

In what has been a rather eventful road to the White House, the Deadline Club is proud to announce that two distinguished political journalists will headline the 2024 Deadline Club Awards Dinner to discuss their experiences as reporters and offer their insights during this election cycle.

The dinner will be held May 16 at the Harvard Club of New York City. Tickets are on sale now.

About the Awards

This year’s Deadline Club Awards received more than 550 entries across 36 categories covering all media types. Dozens of experienced journalist judges reviewed each entry for fairness, balance and accuracy; thoroughness, timeliness and clarity; news language and technical skills exhibited; enterprise, resourcefulness and obstacles overcome; effort involved in preparation; and the story’s interest and importance to the public.

While only one winner in each category will take home the coveted “dead line” statuette—affectionately dubbed the Rube after its creator—iconic Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist and sculpture Rube Goldberg—simply being named a finalist in this contest says a great deal about the quality of each selected work. View the complete list of finalists here.

Award winners will be announced Thursday, May 16, at the exclusive Harvard Club of New York City35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Tickets for the annual awards dinner are on sale now.

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Headline Conversation

The awards ceremony will feature a conversation with Jonathan Lemire, White House bureau chief for Politico, and Molly Ball, senior political correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. Together Lemire and Ball will assess the state of affairs in US politics and offer their insights based on what they’ve seen.

Jonathan Lemire

Jonathan Lemire is White House Bureau Chief for Politico, the host of MSNBC’s “Way Too Early,” and a regular political analyst on “Morning Joe” and other MSNBC programs. He’s also the author of the bestseller, “The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics after 2020.”

Lemire was previously a White House reporter for The Associated Press, where he covered President Donald Trump, domestic politics and foreign policy, and famously questioned Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at their 2018 summit in Helsinki.

Before joining the AP, he spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, covering the 2012 presidential election, City Hall and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Lemire is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Columbia University.

Molly Ball

Molly Ball is The Wall Street Journal’s senior political correspondent, covering campaigns, the White House, Congress, political personalities and policy debates across America. She is also a frequent television commentator and author of “Pelosi,” a bestselling biography of the first woman House speaker.

Ball previously covered politics for Time, the Atlantic, Politico and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She also worked for newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Cambodia. Her many honors include the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

Ball grew up in Idaho and Colorado, and is a graduate of Yale University. And a fun fact, she also once won $100,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”