36th Annual Competition Fellowships Winners for 2001

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2001 Fellowship Winners

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Rudy Abramson

Reston VA, freelance writer

"The Latter Days of King Coal: Wealth, Poverty & Public Policy in Appalachia"

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Marc Asnin

New York, NY, freelance photographer

"Uncle Charlie: A Photographic Family Album about Mental Illness"

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Jimmy Briggs Jr.

Bronx, NY, freelance writer

"Paradise Lost: Child Soldiers and the Impact of War on Tamil Youth"

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Gary Delsohn

Carmichael, CA, Sacramento Bee reporter

"A Year Inside an Urban District Attorney's Office"

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Robin Marantz Henig

New York, NY, freelance writer

"Bringing Science to the People:
The Life and Legacy of Paul de Kruif, the First Modern Science Writer"

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Phil Hilts

Brookline, MA, contract writer, New York Times

"Food and Drug Regulation in America"

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Marjorie Valbrun

Washington, DC, Wall Street Journal reporter

"Haitian Immigrants' Emerging American Identity & Political Activism"

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Mary Anne Weaver

New York, NY, correspondent, The New Yorker

"Pakistan: In the Shadow of Zia Ul-Haq and Afghanistan"

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David Wells

Providence, RI, freelance photographer

"Can India Reconcile its Past with its Future?"

Judges for the 36th annual competition were:

Susan Bennett, Director of Asian and European Programs, The Freedom Forum

Lee Bey, architecture critic, Chicago Sun-Times

Ken Bode, dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Walt Harrington, professor, College of Communications, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Michael Millenson, author and APF Fellow ’86

Ellen Warren, columnist, Chicago Tribune

Lois Wille, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer, Chicago Tribune

The Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship program for journalists was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly twenty-three years before her death in 1963. One-year grants of $35,000 are awarded to working print journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation, which also is available on this web site’s index of back issues

For program information and applications for the 37th annual competition, contact:

Margaret Engel
Executive Director
Alicia Patterson Foundation
1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 393-5995

Application materials may be downloaded from our Web site, by clicking here.

Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2001.

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.