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Today @Heritage announced that Mollie Hemingway will receive the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship! Her tireless reporting and fierce refusal to buy into groupthink make her a star. We are so honored to work with @MZHemingway at @FDRLST!
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) April 30, 2019
For those of us unfamiliar with the prize:
Named for the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dedicated conservative activist Henry Salvatori, the Salvatori Prize is awarded annually to an American citizen or organization who upholds and advances the principles of the American Founding, embodies the virtues of character and mind that animated the Founders and exemplifies the spirit of independent and entrepreneurial citizenship in the United States.
For more about the award and list of recipients back through 1999: https://www.heritage.org/article/the-salvatori-prize-american-citizenship
If I had to choose one media individual whose judgment/words I find most trustworthy, it would be Mollie Hemingway. Why? Because she is that rare commodity in journalism: a truly independent thinker who does not attempt to elevate herself by lowering those who disagree with her. Measured, practical, clear: Mollie comes across as much more interested in presenting her position/thoughts effectively than playing “gotcha” with someone else. IOW, she’s blessedly short on spin-meister, activist genes :-) In an era with many talking about principles, she acts principled…and focuses on the really old principles, the ones that guarantee others will be free to act as they believe long after she’s gone.
Her spoken and written words, like this recent short piece, are to the point, well reasoned, always worth a listen/read (she has an upcoming book on the Kavanaugh confirmation). They are sourced and presented in a length and manner accessible to average Americans. Heritage made a good choice in presenting her with this particular award, and Hillsdale journalism students will be fortunate to have her as a professor.
Author, journalist, professor, media commentator, wife, mother, person of undeterred faith and curious mind…a #WomanOfSubstance is our Mollie.