47th ANNUAL ALICIA PATTERSON JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Six journalists will pursue topics ranging from the impact of budget cuts on civil justice to an elephants’ rebellion in India, as the newest recipients of an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship.
Jon Lowenstein (APF - 2008) has compiled his recent work on deportation and immigration into "Shadow Lives." Jon won a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship and a TED Global Fellowship. He is a member of the NOOR international photo agency, based in Amsterdam. His work can be seen here: http://www.shadowlivesusa.org/
Former APF fellow Fred Schulte ('97) examined the White House visitors logs along with co-author Viveca Novak and found huge numbers of visitors were undisclosed. Their report was written for the Center for Public Integrity and is at: http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/04/13/4115/white-house-visitor-logs-riddl....
APF fellow Brian Mockenhaupt's article on Sgt. First Class Carlos Santos-Silva is featured in the March 2011 issue of Reader's Digest. Titled, "The Men He Left Behind," it focuses on the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and their reaction to the combat death of Santos, their platoon sergeant. Brian served two earlier deployments with Santos, 32, in Iraq.
The foundation’s fellows for 2011, and their research topics.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' new series on baseball, "The Tenth Inning," features sportswriter Marcos Breton as a commentator for the PBS series. Marcos, along with photographer Jose Luis Villegas, researched Latin American players for their 1996 Alicia Patterson foundation project, "Lost Field of Dreams: The Forgotten Legacy of Latins in American Baseball.
Mark Feldstein's new book, "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was reviewed in the Books of the Times. An earlier Washington Post profile was written by Howard Kurtz. A 2009 Alicia Patterson Fellowship provided research funds for Mark. To read Dwight Garner's book review, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/books/29book.html.