32nd Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 1997

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

1997 Fellowship Winners

For the first year in its history, the foundation was able to add an eighth fellow. The winners were chosen by two panels of judges and were interviewed after the competition luncheon Dec. 9th at the Hay-Adams Hotel. Those selected were:

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Miriam Davidson

Correspondent, The Arizona Republic, Tucson, AZ

"Ambos Nogales: Border Town at the Breaking Point"

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Donna DeCesare Frankel

Freelance photographer, New York City

“Youth Identity and Gang Violence in the Americas”

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Martha Fay Gray

Freelance writer and editor, New York City

“Deepest Roots: The Catholic Sister in American Society”

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James Lardner

Freelance writer, New York City

“Work Life in the Age of Downsizing and Deregulation”

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Lawrence Lifschultz

Freelance writer, Stony Creek, CT

"Averting Armageddon: Confronting Proliferation in South Asia"

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Kenneth Noble

National correspondent, New York Times, Los Angeles, CA

“The Liberian Civil War”

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Fred Schulte

Editor, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Plantation, FL

“Medicare and Medicaid Shift to Managed Care”

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Steve Weinberg

Freelance writer, Columbia, MO
“The Lessons of Ida Tarbell”

(Photos by Ira J. Schwarz)


Judges for the 32nd annual competition were:

Sandy Close, editor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco, CA.

Roger Cohn, editor,  Audubon New York City, and former APF Fellow ’84.

Lucia Herndon, columnist,  Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA.

Stephen Hess, author and writer, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.

Tony Marro, editor,  Newsday, Melville, NY.

Steven Rubin, photographer, Baltimore, MD and former APF Fellow ’94.

Ellen Warren, senior reporter,  Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL.

Dominic Phillips

Dom Phillips 1964-2022

It is with great sadness that the Foundation acknowledges the death of Dom Phillips, who was researching solutions to protect the Amazon under his Alicia Patterson fellowship.