Lee van der Voo has been signed by Palsgrave Macmillan to do a book based on her APF research, “Sharecroppers of the Sea.” The working title for the book is “The Fish Market.”
The Daily BeastThe Louisiana Nazis Who Courted Steve Scalise 1-03-15by Jason Berry Kenny Knight and Howie Farrell, the two men at the heart of the Steve Scalise scandal, were well known in Louisiana politics as longtime operatives of Duke’s Holocaust-denying hate machine. In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.
Good News for Science/Environmental Writers A newly endowed fellowship for science and environmental writing is being established this year under a gift by the Cissy Patterson Foundation, of Washington, D.C. The gift of $500,000 will allow the Alicia Patterson Foundation to designate a journalist with an environmental or science writing project as the annual Cissy Patterson fellow.
The New York Times featured a book review on 2007 Fellow Miriam Pawel's recent book "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez." You can read the full review here: Miriam Pawel review.
Those in New York City on Friday, Jan. 17th, please join former APF fellow Builder Levy at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd St.), from 6-7:30 pm for a book signing for his new book, "Appalachia USA." Builder's 2004 project for the Alicia Patterson Foundation was on Appalachia. Many of the photographs included in the book were taken during his fellowship year.
For Immediate Release Contact: 202-246-3751 49th Annual Alicia Patterson Foundation Competition Fellowship Winners Announced for 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalists will pursue topics ranging from America’s judicial detainees to gas pipeline safety and dramatic changes in nursing homes and mental health systems as the newest recipients of an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship.
Visual Storytelling and Violence: A Conversation with Donna De Cesare (APF 1997) and Fred Ritchin Location: Open Society Foundations–New York Event Date: November 14, 2013 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Speakers: Donna De Cesare and Fred Ritchin Photojournalist Donna De Cesare speaks with NYU professor Fred Ritchin about her new book "Unsettled: Children in a World of Gangs."
The National Association of Science Writers honored Hillary Rosner (APF'11) with its Science in Society Award on Oct. 1. The award was for a story, "The Color of Bunny," that appeared in 2012 in the High Country News and in the APF Reporter and was based on Rosner's APF project on evolution. The awards committee noted that the article "describes Rosner’s field trip with University of Montana biologist Scott Mills, in which the biologist gathered data for his field study of how the semi-annual color change in snowshoe hares may be affected by climate change."