40th Annual Competition Fellowships Winners for 2005

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2005 Fellowship Winners

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Daphne Eviatar

Freelance writer, Brooklyn, NY

“Perils and Promise of South American Petroleum Wealth”

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Susan Freinkel

Freelance writer, San Francisco, CA

“The Life, Death and Rebirth of the American Chestnut Tree”

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Putsata Reang

Oakland, CA., reporter, San Jose Mercury–News

“Landless Farmers of Cambodia”

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Jessica Snyder Sachs

Freelance writer, Maplewood, NJ

“Good Germs Gone Bad”

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Omar Sacirbey

Quincy Patriot-Ledger

“Progressive Muslims and Their Search for a Voice in the United States”

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Sara Terry

Freelance photographer, Los Angeles, CA

“Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace”

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Kristal Brent Zook

Freelance writer, New York, NY

“Black Women’s Lives”


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven 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 this web site.


Judges for the 40th annual competition included:

J. Ross Baughman, photo editor, The Washington Times

James Conaway, editor, Preservation Magazine, and APF Fellow ‘74

Geneva Overholser, professor, Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting,
University of Missouri School of Journalism

Eugene Robinson, associate editor, The Washington Post

Fred Schulte, investigative reporter, The Baltimore Sun and APF Fellow ‘97

Maggie Steber, contributing photographer, National Geographic, and APF Fellow ‘88

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 and six-month grants of $17,500 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, an actual and web magazine published quarterly by the Foundation at www.aliciapatterson.org.

For program information and applications for the 40th annual competition, contact:

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

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, 2005.

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.