In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, revelers celebrate the new year as confetti flies over New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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Reporters will be the guests of honor at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets.Simon will be joined onstage by journalists from U.S. and international news outlets, including NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor Lester Holt, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, and Karen Attiah, global opinions editor at The Washington Post.The Times Square Alliance contacted Simon in November, Simon said, several weeks before Time magazine would devote their annual "Person of the Year" issue to several prominent journalists who have faced attacks and hostility.
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