Published on: August 12th, 2021

Hillsdale College Senior Journalism Fellow Mollie Hemingway Receives 2021 Bradley Prize

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that noted journalist, author, and Hillsdale College in D.C. senior journalism fellow Mollie Hemingway is one of three winners of the 2021 Bradley Prizes.  The honor recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements reflect The Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.  Hemingway will receive the award at the 17th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on Monday, September 13th at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C

“Congratulations to Hillsdale College’s Senior Journalism Fellow Mollie Hemingway for winning the 2021 Bradley Prize.  The award is well-deserved recognition for a great journalist at the top of her game,” said Dr. Matthew Spalding, Vice President for Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government.

Hemingway teaches journalism to Hillsdale College’s undergraduate students participating in Hillsdale College Washington, D.C. Campus’ Washington Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP).  Her teaching encompasses the fundamentals of reporting, research, writing, and how to navigate living and working in the nation’s capital.

“Mollie is an inspiration to me and countless other conservative women.  She gave me opportunities to assist in her research projects, and more importantly, she is an exemplary model of a female trailblazer in conservative media,” said Hillsdale alumnus Alex Nester.

Hemingway provides unique and thoughtful reporting and analysis of American politics and culture.  She helped launch and is a senior editor of the online magazine The Federalist, which has become one of the most influential voices in politics and has millions of readers.  She is also a Fox News contributor and a regular member of the Fox News All-Stars panel on Special Report with Bret Baier.

Hemingway is the co-author of the national best-seller Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court. Her upcoming book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized our Elections, will be out October 12th.

The Bradley Foundation is known for its commitment to the principles and institutions that uphold inalienable rights and ordered liberty.  As a philanthropic institution it awards $35-$45 million a year to charities and nonprofits committed to strengthening civil society.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit