33rd Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 1998

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:

Picture of Ernesto Bazan

Ernesto Bazan

Freelance photographer, Brooklyn, NY.

"El Periodico Especial in Cuba”

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Glenn Frankel

Reporter, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

“ White Activists in the Struggle against Apartheid and Their Legacy”

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Katti Gray

Reporter, Newsday, Melville, NY.

“Maids in America”

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Stanley Greene

Photographer, Agence Vu, Paris, France

“The Pursuit of Oil in the Caspian”

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Emily MacFarquhar

Freelance writer, Cambridge, MA.

“The Rises and Falls of Benazir Bhutto”

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Colman McCarthy

Freelance writer, Washington, D.C.

“Mentoring, Tutoring, and Literacy: The Experience at Garrison Elementary”

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Sam Quinones

Freelance writer, Mexico City, Mexico

“A Town Without Law - 'Impunidad' in Mexico”

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Cheryl Reed

Freelance writer, Minneapolis, MN.

“Souls Inside the Roman Catholic Church”

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Bill Steber

Photographer, Nashville Tennessean, Nashville, TN.

“Blues Culture in Mississippi”

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Rick Tulsky

Reporter, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco, CA.

“The High Cost to Individuals of Immigration Denials”

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

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.