The announcement said:
This award is decided by peers and given to a working newswoman who has amassed a significant body of work over at least 20 years. It recognizes a newswoman’s leadership, contributions to journalism overall and opportunities created for other newswomen through her work and service. This award also recognizes Kathleen Carroll’s untiring work on behalf of freedom of the press and journalists around the world.
Under Carroll’s leadership, AP significantly deepened its commitment to investigative reporting, established bureaus in North Korea, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia and won numerous awards, among them five Pulitzer Prizes, including the Pulitzer for Public Service.
Carroll, who has led AP’s global news operations for 14 years, currently serves as vice-chair of the Committee to Protect Journalists. She was the first journalist to address the United Nations Security Council about journalist safety.
Carroll will leave AP at the end of the year.
"Kathleen Carroll could not be more deserving of the Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement," Sandy Rowe, chairman of the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in the announcement. “As the leader of AP's worldwide news operation and as vice chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, she works relentlessly to ensure that journalists can work without fear of reprisal. Whether testifying before the United Nations Security Council or meeting with government officials worldwide, she makes the safety of journalists her priority."
The Front Page Awards will be presented on Nov. 10 at The Down Town Association in New York.