Interior Secretary Endorses Prominent Location for Fallen Journalists Memorial

A location has been identified for the Fallen Journalists Memorial in Washington, D.C. A resolution was introduced this week in the Senate calling for the memorial to be located between the Voice of America building and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian – near 3rd Street and Independence Avenue SW.

“The Secretary’s endorsement and the bipartisan, bicameral support in Congress for a prominent location for the Memorial conveys a deep understanding within our government of the importance of this project. As we are reminded by the recent tragic murder of Las Vegas journalist Jeff German, the deaths of our colleagues in Ukraine, and the hundreds of assaults and acts of intimidation on journalists that occur in the U.S. each year, America’s commitment to press freedom does not come without sacrifice.”
Barbara Cochran
President, Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is proud to provide the seed support for this memorial honoring journalists and photojournalists who lost their lives while reporting. The memorial will honor their legacy while serving as a testament to the importance of a free press.

The Fallen Journalists Memorial was first authorized by Congress in 2020, and the Annenberg Foundation has worked closely with the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation on the project to bring a federal memorial to Washington, D.C.

Read more from the the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation.

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