Please join us! Wednesday Dec. 11th at the Harvard Club in New York City 5 - 7 p.m. for a reception for the APF board and former fellows. As we approach our fifth decade of supporting serious journalism, we'd like to hear from current and former fellows. Come mingle with the members of the Alicia Patterson Foundation board and welcome its three new members: Maud Beelman (APF '1996), Louis Freedberg (APF '1999) and Kristal Brent Zook (APF '2005). We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for our next decades of service.
First Place “Attack of the Mutant Pupfish” by Hillary M. Rosner for Wired From the judges: The judges liked its originality, snappy writing and unbridled sense of fun. Rosner hooked readers by using an unlikely critter (pupfish) as the main character for an allegorical tale about genetics and species survival in a rapidly changing world. The story raised profound questions about managing wildness, biodiversity and the role of human intervention. It's the best kind of environmental science writing — one with a light touch.
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."
Columbia Journalism School Announces Winners of the 75th Annual Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for Outstanding Reporting on Latin America and the CaribbeanSpecial 75th Anniversary Events to include high-level conference on Latin American press freedom
Fotoseptiembre: Reflejos del mundo - Featuring book signing by photographer Donna De Cesare, a 1997 APF fellow. Join Donna De Cesare with other Austin artists in the Fotoseptiembre exhibition at La Pena. There will be a small exhibition of her work on immigrants shown at Harvard University last spring and a special signing for her book Unsettled / Desasosiego La Peña, 227 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX - September 7, 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/180187418814031/
Recently published books from Alicia Patterson Fellows. The Alicia Patterson Foundation is proud to announce the release of four new books from past fellows. Links to the books’ Amazon pages are listed below.
APF Fellow Donna DeCesare has just released her first book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs. Some of the original work for this book was done during Ms. DeCesare’s 1997 fellowship. The book is a bi-lingual memoir of Ms. DeCesare’s time photographing gang-life in Central America. Ms. DeCesare’s fellowship title was “Youth Identity and Gang Violence in the Americas.” Her fellowship work covered life during and after gang participation in countries from Haiti to El Salvador.
Please enjoy this lovely article by Gabrielle Esperdy on the American Roadside photography of 2003 fellow, John Margolies. During his fellowship Mr.Margolies explored the architecture of roadside and main street through vivid photographs. This article was published in Buildings & Landscapes 19 (Fall 2012). As always we encourage past fellows to keep the Alicia Patterson community up-to-date on their accomplishments. Please send us any articles, book or other media you have been a part of so that we may share it with the rest of the community.
48th Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 2013 Brendan Borrell Freelance writer, Brooklyn, NY “Herbal Medicines and the Fight Against AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis” Stéphanie Giry Staff Editor, International Herald Tribune, Hong Kong “The Khmer Rouge and Cambodia, Then and Now” J. Lester Feder Freelance writer, McLean, VA. “How Gay Marriage is Changing the Globe” Malcolm Gay Freelance writer, St. Louis, MO. “The Brain Electric – Inside the Effort to Merge the Brain with Machines”