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David Bradley, CEO of Atlantic Media, including The Atlantic, presents award for Steven Sotloff in memoriam at America Abroad Media (AAM) event in Washington DC, November 2016. Mr. Bradley played an integral role in attempts to rescue Steven and other hostages.

Shirley Sotloff accepts award from America Abroad Media (AAM) posthumously for Steven at the AAM event in Washington DC, November 2016. She speaks of Steven's life, his role in introducing ISIS to the world, and David Bradley's role as the "Schindler" of Steven and other hostages.

Christiane Amanpour, and other media giants, speak out about the need for journalist safety guidelines as Steven Sotloff 2LIVES Foundation attends UNESCO Paris conference for signing of first ever Global Journalist Safety Initiative.

President Obama dedicates toast to Steven Sotloff at Annual White House Correspondents Dinner, 2015.

Grammy Award winner Dave Matthews dedicates his song "Mercy" to Steven Sotloff.

A Memorial Ceremony is held for  International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Alumni Steven Sotloff in Israel, attended by the most distinguished guests in Israel and abroad.

The first University of Miami Steven Sotloff Memorial Journalism Scholarship is presented to sophomore journalism major Carlen Dickerson live at a 2015 Miami Dolphins Game. This scholarship presentation has become an annual event at the Miami Dolphins game.

Art and Shirley Sotloff light the first Chanukkah candle of 2014 and speak about their son publicly for the first time since his death at Rabbi Yossi Harlig's Chabad of Kendall and Pinecrest, Miami.

Steven Sotloff Art Memorial by American artist Tracy Ellyn is unveiled at opening in presence of Sotloff family. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it was presented to them at Greenspoon Marder just one day after his birthday and several days after President Obama toasted in Steven's honor at the Annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

Art and Shirley Sotloff speak a year later to Breanna Browning about continuing Steven's legacy with journalism scholarships to deserving college students.



BBC News. Alexanda Kotey: ISIS 'Beatle' Sentenced to Life in US for Murders in Syria. April 29, 2022.

The Miami Herald. FL Sotloff Family Reacts to Guilty Verdict of ISIS Militant. April 15, 2022.


The Washington Post. British ISIS Militant Guilty in Kidnapping and Murder of Hostages. April 14, 2022.

The Washington Post. Hostages Have Offered Searing Testimony About Their Captivity/ A Harrowing Account of Life and Death in ISIS Captivity. April 14, 2022.


AP News. Prosecution: Briton Was 1 of 3 'Beatles' Hostage-Takers. April 13, 2022. United States v. Elsheikh, Criminal 1:20-cr-239 - Casetext. April 12, 2022.

ABC News. Accused ISIS 'Beatle,' on Trial for Brutal Kidnappings, Faces Mothers of American Victims. April 6, 2022.

NBC News. ISIS Beatle Goes on Trial in Terrorist Group's Torture and Murder of Americans. March 30, 2022.


NPR. A Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Beheadings of U.S. Hostages. September 2, 2021.


The Times of Israel. Journalists and Aid Workers: Two ISIS Terrorists Will Go on Trial for the Killings. October 8, 2020.


Department of Justice. ISIS Militants Charged With Deaths of Americans in Syria. October 7, 2020.

The Hill. Justice Indicts Two Members of ISIS Beatles Cell. October 7, 2020.


NPR. DOJ to Charge Suspected 'Beatles' ISIS Militants. October 6, 2020.


Daily Mail, UK. ISIS Beatles CAN Face Trial in America. Terror Suspect's Mother Loses High Court Bid. September 24, 2020.


The Atlantic. The Families of ISIS's Victims Are Asking for Justice. August 4, 2020.


WPLG/Channel 10. Jewish Museum of Florida Reveals Exhibit Honoring Work of Steven Sotloff. February 20, 2020.


WPLG /Channel 10. Parents of Steven Sotloff React to Death of Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. November 1, 2019. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: What We Know About the US Raid. October 31, 2019.

Pentagon/YouTube. Pentagon Releases Footage of Raid on al-Baghdadi. October 30, 2019.

The Jerusalem Post. Parents of Slain Journalist Thank Trump, Soldiers for Eliminating Baghdadi. October 29, 2019. ISIS Leader Baghdadi's Death: More Details Emerge from US Raid - CNN Politics. October 29, 2019.

Al Jazeera. World Reacts to Death of ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. October 29, 2019.

CNN. Trump Says ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is Dead. October 28, 2019.

CBS News. Al-Bhagdadi. Families of Americans Killed by ISIS Respond to al-Bhagdadi's Death. October 28, 2019.

The White House. Statement from The President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. October 27, 2019.

The New York Times. ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi is Dead, Trump Says. October 27, 2019.

The Miami Herald/El Miami Herald. Senadores de Florida: Muerte de Lider del Estado Islamico es un Gran Golpe al Terrorismo. October 27, 2019.

WPLG Channel 10. Statement by Parents of Steven Sotloff on Death of ISIS Leader. October 27, 2019.


Washington Post. Britain Reconsiders Prosecuting ISIS Fighters Known as The Beatles. October 22, 2019.

USA Today. UK Islamic State "Beatles" Should Be Tried in the West, Families Say. February 9, 2019.


Forbes. Evidence Sharing Will Be Key in Prosecuting Fighters Returning From Islamic State. January 24, 2019.


The Miami Herald. Father's Safety Training Keeps Alive Legacy of Miami Journalist Slain by ISIS. August 6 and 8, 2018.

University of Miami. Program Provides Training to Journalists and Researchers. August 3, 2018.

NPR/WLRN. Journalists Receive Conflict Training in Name of Miami Reporter Killed by ISIS. July 26, 2018.

The Atlantic. ISIS is Shaking Britain's Anti-Death Penalty Resolve. July 24, 2018.


Bloomberg. British Jihadis Dubbed 'Beatles' Could Face Death Penalty in U.S. July 23, 2018.

The New York Times. Justice for Our Children Killed by ISIS. Op-Ed. February 20, 2018.

Newsweek. FBI, U.S. Special Forces Search for American Hostages Executed by ISIS. Cristina Maza. February 14, 2018.


USA Today. UK Islamic State "Beatles" Should Be Tried in the West, Families Say. February 9, 2019.


CNN. How to Seek Justice, For Journalists and For All.  November 16, 2017.


Newsweek. British Gangster Turned ISIS 'Beatle' Jailed (Convicted) in Turkey. May 9, 2017.


CBS News. Parents of Journalist Killed by ISIS Speak to 60 Minutes. Lesley Stahl. January 6, 2017.

CBS News. Preview: The Hostage Policy. Lesley Stahl. January 6, 2017.


America Abroad Media. 2016 Awards Dinner/AAM Honors Outstanding Leaders. November 15, 2016.


The Washington Diplomat. AAM Awards Dinner Honors Middle East Freedom Pioneers. Anna Gawal. November 15, 2016


CNN. Route of ISIS in Syria May Open Door to Search for Hostage Remains. Barbara Starr. October 25, 2016.

The Media Line. Press and Policy Student Program/Steven Sotloff Scholarship. Felice Friedson. September 30, 2016.


Christian Science Monitor. 'The Terror Years' Attempts to Explain the Post 9/11 World. August 23, 2016.


CNN. Parents of Slain U.S. Hostages Plead to Bring Austin Tice Home. June 22, 2016.


McClatchy D.C. 4 Hostage Families Make a Plea: Bring Home Austin Tice. June 22, 2016.

The Miami Herald. With Obama's Era Ending, Families Plead for Urgency on Austin Tice. June 22, 2016.

ABC News. University of Miami Awards Journalism Scholarship in Honor of Steven Sotloff. June 15, 2016.


The Orlando Sentinel. World Press Freedom Day. May 3, 2016.


United Nations / UNESCO. Media Executives, Press Organizations and States Brainstorm Concrete Measures to Better Journalists' Safety at UNESCO Meeting. February 9, 2016.


The Miami Herald. UM PhilADthropy Program Creates Student Ad Campaigns for Local Non-Profits. Brittany Chandani. February 8, 2016.


United Nations / UNESCO. News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of News Professionals. February 5, 2016.


Kimball Union Academy. Kimball Union Receives $50,000 Grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation in Honor of Steven Sotloff. January 20, 2016. 


United States Senate, Office of Senator Marco Rubio, Washington, D.C. Rubio Comments on the ISIS-Confirmed Death of 'Jihadi John,' Responsible for the Death of Florida's Steven Sotloff. January 19, 2016


CBS News. ISIS Acknowledges Death of 'Jihadi John.' January 19, 2016.


ABC News. ISIS Confirms Death of Jihadi John in U.S. Airstrike. Julia Jacobo. January 19, 2016. 


Chicago Tribune. Islamic State Acknowledges Death of 'Jihadi John' in Magazine. January 19, 2016. 


The Sun Sentinel. Parents of Slain Journalist Steven Sotloff Present UM Student with Scholarship. December 7, 2015. 


WSVN News. Slain Journalist's Parents Give Scholarship to UM Student. December 7, 2015.


The Miami Herald. UM Journalism Student Scores Steven Sotloff Scholarship. December 4, 2015.


University of Central Florida Nicholson News. Visit frolm Steven Sotloff's Parents Highlights a Bright Light, and Journalism's Impact. December 1, 2015. 


Knight News. A Knight to Remember: UCF Students Remember Journalist Steven Sotloff After Sit-Down with HIs Parents. November 24, 2015.


Knight News. The Life and Light of Steven Sotloff. November 16, 2015.


Orlando Sentinel. Death of Ex-UCF Student's Jihadist Killer Came 'Too Late,' Father Says. November 16, 2015.


CNN. 'Jihadi John' Victims: Journalists, Aid Workers Making a Difference. November 13, 2015.


NBC News. 'Jihadi John' Targeted: Victims' Family Members React to Strike. November 13, 2015.


Huffington Post. Family, Friends of 'Jihadi John' Victims React to News of His Likely Death. November 13, 2015.


The Guardian. Mohammed Emwazi: Who Were His Victims? November 13, 2015.


New York Daily News. Steven Sotloff's Sister Wishes Jihadi John Had More Gruesome Death. November 13, 2015. 


The Miami Herald. Pentagon: Jihadi John Probably Killed by U.S. Drone. November 13, 2015.


Poynter. Sotloff Foundation, Four US TV Networks Sign Onto Safety Principles. October 5, 2015.


DART Center for Journalism and Trauma. Sotloff Foundation, Four US TV Networks Sign Onto Safety Principles. October 5, 2015.


Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Journalism Scholarship Established in Memory of Steven Sotloff. September 29, 2015. 


The Miami Herald. Sotloffs Pledge $125,000 to University of Miami's Journalism Program. September 25, 2015.


The Miami Herald. Steven Sotloff Memorial Garden is Unveiled in Pinecrest. September 12, 2015.


WSVN News. Memorial for Journalist Steven Sotloff Unveiled at Pinecrest Gardens. September 12, 2015. 


Miami New Times. Steven Sotloff, Journalist Murdered by ISIS, Honored With Memorial Garden in Pinecrest. September 11, 2015.


WLRN. Sotloff's Legacy: A Year After His Murder, Millenials Keep Signing Up for Arabic.  Tim Padgett. September 2, 2015.


The Miami Herald. Pain and Progress: How Steven Sotloff's Family Has Coped With His Death on World Stage. Howard Cohen. August 30, 2015.


The Sun Sentinel. Parents of Slain Journalist from South Florida Open Up as 1-Year Anniversary Nears. Associated Press. August 30, 2015.


The Daily Mail. Grieving Parents of American Journalist Steven Sotloff Who Was Beheaded by an ISIS Jihadi Speak of Their Pain Since His Death and Their Anger at the Obama Administration. Belinda Robinson. August 30, 2015.


The Huffington Post. Honoring Three Courageous Journalists--James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Austin Tice. Larry Atkins. August 25, 2015.


CPJ/Committee to Protect Journalists. A Year After James Foley and Steven Sotloff Murders, More Awareness of Risks. Robert Mahoney. August 17, 2015.


The New Yorker. Five Hostages: The Families Who Negotiated with ISIS. Lawrence Wright. July 6, 2015.


The Chicago Tribune. Obama: US Government Has Let Down Hostages' Families. Tribune Wire Reports.June 25, 2015.


The Miami New Times. Obama Changes Policies to Help Captive Journalists Like Miami's Steven Sotloff. Trevor Bach. June 25, 2015.


Business Insider. ISIS-Executed James Foley's Family and Four Others Helped Change the US' Approach to Hostage Negotiations. Natasha Bertrand. June 24, 2015.


New York Daily News. US Hostage Policy Slammed: Families of American Hostages Killed by ISIS in Syria Reveal Dysfunction in US Attempts to Free Captives. Sasha Goldstein. June 24, 2015.


Orlando Sun Sentinel. UCF Scholarship Established to Pay Tribute to Slain Journalist. Gabrielle Russon. June 11, 2015. 


The Boston Globe. Slain Journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff Remembered at DC Ceremony. Glynn A. Hill. June 9, 2015.


NBC MIami. Fallen Journalist Steven Sotloff Honored at Newseum. June 9, 2015.


Washington Times. Obama Meets with Family of US Journalist Killed by Islamic State. Ben Wolfgang. May 28, 2015.


The Huffington Post. Obama Visits Family of Steven Sotloff, Journalist Beheaded by Islamic State. Reuters. May 28, 2015.


New York Post. Obama Meets with Family of US Journalist Beheaded by ISIS. Geoff Earle. May 28, 2015.


The Miami Herald. In Miami, Obama Meets with Family of Slain Journalist Steven Sotloff. Patricia Mazzei. May 28, 2015.


The Sun Sentinel. Obama Meets with Family of Steven Sotloff, Journalist Killed by Islamic State. Associated Press. May 28, 2015.


Jewish Political News and Updates. Painting Honors Jewish Journalist Slain by ISIS Last Year. May 27, 2015.


The Sun Sentinel. Slain Jewish Journalist Immortalized in Painting. Marvin Glassman. May 26, 2015. 


The Miami Herald. Steven Sotloff, Beheaded by ISIS, Lives On in South Florida Art. Susan Miller Degnan. May 23, 2015. 


Art Blog Miami. Steven Sotloff Memorial to Be Unveiled. May 1, 2015.

The White House. Remarks by the President on World Press Freedom Day. May 1, 2015.


Jewish Art Salon. Steven Sotloff Memorial by Tracy Ellyn. Yona Verwer. April 30, 2015.


Greater Miami Jewish Federation/The Community Post. Steven Sotloff Memorial to Be Unveiled. April 28, 2015.


Miami New Times. Before Miami's Steven Sotloff Was Executed by ISIS, He Risked Everything for the Truth. Trevor Bach. March 31, 2015. 


Committee to Protect Journalists. Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines. March 17, 2015.


Times of Israel. Former Islamic State Prisoner Confirms Sotloff Hid Jewishness. Amanda Borschel-Dan. March 2, 2015.


CBS Miami. Steven Sotloff Honored at Battlefrog Obstacle Race. March 1, 2015.


The Tablet. Steven Sotloff and James Foley Honored With Daniel Pearl Award. Tal Trachtman Alroy. February 9, 2015.


The Miami Herald. Pinecrest Raising Money for Steven Sotloff Memorial. Lola Duffort. January 12, 2015.

The Forward. Forward 50 of 2014. December 2014.


Newsweek. Hanukkah Candle Lighting to Commemorate Journalist Killed by ISIS. Stav Ziv. December 16, 2014.


Time Magazine. The Highest Sacrifice. Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs. September 22, 2014.


Huffington Post. An Important MessageFrom Journalist Steven Sotloff's Letters: How Do We Live Our Second Life? Allison Carmen. September 19, 2014. 


The Jewish Journal/Hollywood, CA. The Martyrdom of Steven Sotloff. Danielle Berrin. September 17, 2014.


Aish. A Memorial for Steven Sotloff. Suzanne Davidson. September 16, 2014.


Congressional Record. Expressing Condolences of the Senate to the Families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. US Senate. September 8, 2014.


The New Yorker. Inside the Failed Raid to Save Foley and Sotloff. Nicholas Schmidle. September 5, 2014.


People Magazine. Steven Sotloff Remembered by Family and Friends. Steve Helling. September 5, 2014.


The Daily and Sunday Express/UK. Murdered US Journalist Steven Sotloff Remembered by His Family in Touching Statement. Levi Winchester. September 2014.


Time Magazine. Murdered Journalist Sought to Give Voice to Voiceless. Aryn Baker. September 3, 2014.

CNN. Friends of Steven Sotloff Speak Admiringly of His Talent, Passion. Brian Stelter, AnneClaire Stapleton. September 3, 2014.


Business Insider. Steven Sotloff Remembered for His Empathy, Guts and 'Spiky Sense of Humor'. Aaron Gell. September 3, 2014.

Orlando Sentinel. Former UCF Student Steven Sotloff Remembered. Gal Tziperman Lotan. September 3, 2014.


Time Magazine. Read Steven Sotloff's Reporting for Time. September 2, 2014.


Newsweek. Remembering Steve Sotloff, and Too Many Others. Janine Di Giovanni. September 2, 2014.


Wall Street Journal. 'Brave and Very Imaginative,' Freelance Journalist Steven Sotloff Spoke of Syria's Perils. Arian Campo-Flores. September 2, 2014.


The Washington Post. Remembering Steven Sotloff Through His Journalism. Ishaan Tharoor. September 2, 2014.


The Atlantic. Steven Sotloff and the Stories He Told. Uri Friedman. September 2, 2014.


The New York Times. Steven Sotloff, Journalist Held by ISIS, Was Undeterred by Risks of Job. Rick Gladstone and Shreeya Sinha. August 22, 2014.




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