Alicia Patterson Foundation - Fellowships and grants to journalists

Awarding fellowships to journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and skepticism that will benefit the public.

Current Fellows  2024

Chandra Bozelko

Chandra Bozelko

“The Deadly Racial Impact of Prison Discipline”

Lee Hawkins

Lee Hawkins

“Unlocking the Gates: Investigating Real Estate Discrimination Against Black Families in America’s Suburbs”

David Kortava

David Kortava

“The Amazon’s Tipping Point: Humanity’s Last Chance to Save the World’s Largest Rainforest”

Roxanne Scott

Roxanne Scott

“After Decades of Disinvestment, Black Neighborhoods in NYC Feel the Brunt of the Climate Crisis”

Bill Spindle

Bill Spindle

“Energy Transition in a Warming World.”

Anna Louie Sussman

Anna Louie Sussman

“Worldwide Reproduction Problems”

US push to turn farm manure into renewable energy draws concerns

AMES, IOWA – In a gathering that drew the attendance of both farmers and Wall Street financiers, US regulators joined with oil giant Chevron at a November conference here to promote what backers promise will be a monumental breakthrough –

Mary Klipp, a retired medical social worker in San Francisco, considers cleaning up God’s Earth a form of prayer. Photo credit: Josh Klipp

Pope’s Environmental Stand Splits Catholics

The ecological concern Pope Francis has sparked among Catholics –and resistance to it– reflect how the faithful are split over the climate emergency, the role of capitalism, and where 1.3 billion global Catholics should put their money and clout. Powerful

Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Diego, CA

Fractured Worship

The small congregation of Roman Catholic women gathered for Mass not in a church but a living room, with a woman presider rather than a male priest. After the homily, each of the women offered a brief reflection.  They took

Women demonstrate in favor of female ordination at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. PHOTO BY SOPHIA GUIDA.

Sign of Catholic Divide – Women Want a Bigger Role in the Church

The small congregation prayed, sang, and listened to readings from scripture as any other Roman Catholics might do at Mass, rendering particular reverence at the moment of consecration, when the faithful believe bread and wine become the body and blood

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in the Al-Hasakah province. DELIL SOULEIMAN//Getty Images

The Inside Story of How Trump ‘Kept the Oil’ in Syria and Lost

This article, by APF fellow Kenneth R. Rosen, first appeared in The Daily Beast on May 21, 2021. It was supported by his research for his APF fellowship. Delil Souleiman/Getty The mind-blowingly ambitious plan would have seen Delta Crescent, a


The American Wildcatters Who Sought Syrian Oil

This piece, written by APF fellow Kenneth R. Rosen, ran in Esquire Magazine, on November, 15, 2022. It was supported by his research for his APF fellowship. Amidst a global energy shortage, the three men behind Delta Crescent Energy figured

Critically Overdrafted Subbasins in the San Joaquin Valley

California’s Dual Water Crisis

Record-breaking storms are wreaking havoc – compounding, not erasing, the difficulties of multi-year drought. The renter’s home in Sanger, just outside Fresno, went dry in the spring. The well at one house in Madera has been on and off since