Special Awards

To view the special award recipients in previous years, please choose a new year in the select list below.

2019

i-3 award for impact, innovation, and influence

Twitch

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

Jeff Zucker

President and Chairman
CNN Worldwide and WarnerMedia News and Sports

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2018

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

Sheila Nevins

Executive Producer & Former President
HBO Documentary Films and Family for Home Box Office

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Special Recognition

60 Minutes

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

NPR

2017

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

Tom Brokaw

NBC

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i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

The New York Times

2016

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

David Levy

President
TBS

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i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Nonny de la Peña

CEO
Emblematic Group

2015

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

David Carr

Columnist
New York Times

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Fred Dressler Leadership Award

Josh Sapan

President and CEO
AMC Networks

2014

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Walt Mossberg

Co-executive editor
Re/code

Kara Swisher

Co-executive editor
Re/code

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

David Zaslav

President and CEO
Discovery Communications

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2013

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Nate Silver

Statistician

Fred Dressler Leadership Award

Anne Sweeney

Co-chair and president
Disney Media Networks and Disney/ABC Television Group

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2012

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Knight Foundation

2011

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Naveen Selvadurai

Co-founder
Foursquare

Dennis Crowley

Co-founder
Foursquare

Fred Dressler Achievement Award

Brian Roberts

Chairman and CEO
Comcast Corporation

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2010

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Twitter

Fred Dressler Achievement Award

2009

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

Obama for America New Media Department/Blue State Digital

Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award

Arianna Huffington

Co-founder and editor-in-chief
The Huffington Post

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2008

i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence

CNN/YouTube

Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Russert

Washington bureau chief and moderator of "Meet the Press"
NBC News

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2007

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Bart

Editor-in-chief
Variety

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