On the first anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s unexpected death, those who remember the relentless online media pioneer and columnist announce they’re seeking to honor journalists and bloggers who followed the Breitbart tenets of “freedom and truth.”
The man in question died suddenly on March 1 last year, felled on a Los Angeles sidewalk by a cardiac event at age 43, leaving a wife and four children behind - and a forward-thinking media empire.
“Andrew Breitbart pioneered a new media revolution that transformed journalism and the political landscape. As we continue to mourn his tragic passing, we also seek to ensure that his legacy is honored and that the movement he spawned continues on with the army of citizen activists that he cultivated and inspired,” say organizers at The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.
“We will honor an individual whose efforts advance the spirit of Andrew Breitbart’s work. Nominations will be accepted for individuals who are driven by an indomitable pursuit for truth and accountability, and whose work has broken meaningful ground in advancing those causes on behalf of the public good.”
Nominations are open to the public, and can come from anyone, including journalists themselves. Submit nominations online by March 31st here: breitbartawards.com