44th Annual Competition Fellowships Announced for 2009

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2009 Fellowship Winners

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 $40,000 and six-month grants of $20,000 are awarded to working print journalists and photographers. Fellows pursue independent projects of significant interest and write/illustrate articles based on their investigations for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine of the foundation, available at www.aliciapatterson.org.

The foundation’s fellows for 2009, and their research topics:

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Petra Bartosiewicz

Freelance writer, Brooklyn, NY

“The Best Terrorists We Could Find”

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Rebecca Clarren

Freelance writer, Portland, OR

“The Unmitigated Impacts of America’s Natural Gas Boom”

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Lynne Duke

Freelance writer, Silver Spring, MD

“The Baroness of Bungo: A Woman Slave Trader in Africa”

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Mark Feldstein

Journalism associate professor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

“Muckraking in a Digital Age:
Strengthening Investigative Journalism in the U.S. and Abroad”

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Kathleen McAuliffe

Freelance writer, editor, Miami FL

“Human Evolution From the Stone Age to the Present”

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Brian Mockenhaupt

Freelance writer, Ferndale, MI

“The Physical and Psychological Effects of War on the Brain”

Judges for the 44th annual competition included:

David Lamb,contributing writer, Smithsonian, author and APF Fellow 1985

John Margolies,freelance photographer, author and APF Fellow 2003

Laura Parker, freelance writer and APF Fellow 1996

Ellen Warren,columnist and senior writer, The Chicago Tribune

For program information and applications for the 45th annual competition, contact:

Alicia Patterson Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: 202/393-5995
Fax: 301/951-8512

Application materials and instructions may be downloaded from our website at: www.aliciapatterson.org/APF_Application/APF_Application.html.

Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2009.

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.