The Alicia Patterson Foundation
1998 Fellowship Winners
WASHINGTON, D.C.—-Ten journalists have been selected to receive one of journalism’s most sought-after fellowships, an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant. The winners were selected through a highly competitive process of screening by a panel of accomplished judges, as well as submitting detailed proposals, examples of past work and references. Recipients spend their fellowship year traveling, researching and writing articles or photo essays on their projects for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation and available via Web site.
This is the first year in its history that the foundation has named 10 fellows and the first time there have been three photographers in the fellowship class.
The trustees of the foundation also announced that one fellow has been named in honor of Josephine Patterson Albright, who was a major benefactor of the foundation. The Josephine Patterson Albright fellow is Bill Steber, a photographer with the Nashville Tennessean. The foundation’s fellows for 1998, and their research topics, include:
Judges for the 33rd annual competition were:
Sandy Close, editor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco, CA.
Linda Creighton, freelance photographer, Arlington, VA.
Tony Marro, editor, Newsday, Melville, NY.
T.R. Reid, foreign correspondent, Washington Post, and a former APF Fellow.
Vanessa Williams, reporter, Washington Post, and president of the National Association of Black Journalists