Photo Gallery: 2024 Toner Prizes Celebration

Syracuse University students pose on stage with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper
Students from the Newhouse and Maxwell schools pose with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper after the Toner Prizes celebration. (Photo by Scott Robinson)

The Newhouse School awarded the 2024 Toner Prizes for Excellence in Political Reporting at a March 25 awards dinner, held at the Schuyler at the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post won the prize for national political reporting, while The Philadelphia Inquirer won for local political reporting. THE CITY, an independent nonprofit newsroom that covers New York City, took an honorable mention for local political reporting. Finalists were announced earlier in March.

Established in 2009, the Toner Prizes recognize and reinforce quality, fact-based political reporting—work that illuminates the electoral process, reveals the politics of policy and engages the public in democracy. The awards, along with the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting at the Newhouse School, are named after Robin Toner ’76, the first woman to serve as national political correspondent of The New York Times.

Photos taken by Scott Robinson unless otherwise noted.

Syracuse University Provost Gretchen Ritter talks with two students
Syracuse University Provost Gretchen Ritter speaks with two Newhouse students in a group that includes Dean Mark Lodato.
A man speaks at a podium
Peter Gosselin, the husband of Robin Toner, speaks at the event that honors his late wife.
A woman speaks at a podium
Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, spoke as a guest of Peter Gosselin.
Three people pose for photo
Reporters Greg Jaffe (left) and Patrick Marley of The Washington Post, winners of the Toner Prize for national political reporting, with Margaret Talev, Kramer Director of the Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship.
Two men speak at a cocktail party

Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke (left) speaks with Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Five people pose for a photo
Staff from The Philadelphia Inquirer, who won the Toner Prize for local political reporting, gather before the awards ceremony. From left: Deputy political editor Laura McCrystal, and reporters Julia Terruso ’11, Sean Walsh, Anna Orso and Aseem Shukla.

From left: CNN anchor Boris Sanchez ’09, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Beverly Kirk, director of the Newhouse DC program.

Three people pose for a photo
A woman speaks at a podium while two women look on behind her
April Xu, the Chinese Community Correspondent at Documented, speaks after THE CITY accepted an honorable mention for local political reporting, while reporters Bianca Pallaro (center) and Katie Honan look on. Xu was a reporter on THE CITY’s honorable mention piece.
Three women look at a phone during a cocktail hour
McCrystal (left) and Terruso (right) look at Orso’s phone during the cocktail hour before the ceremony.