42nd Annual Competition Fellowships Winners for 2007

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2007 Fellowship Winners

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Jon Anderson

Photographer, Anarchy Images, New York, NY

“Caña Brava: The Plight of the Braceros on the Sugar Plantations of the Dominican Republic”

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Alison Bass

Freelance writer, Newton Lower Falls, MA

“Speaking Truth to Power: Changing the Way Drugs are Tested and Sold in the U.S.”

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Matthew Dallek

Freelance writer, Washington, DC

“Sense of Siege: The Titanic Struggle to Defend America, 1941-2001”

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Chris Davenport

Staff writer, The Washington Post, Washington, DC

“Soldier-Citizens: How the Army National Guard and Reserves are Adjusting to Life after the War”

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Stephen Ferry

Freelance photographer, New York, NY

“Terror and Civic Resistance in Colombia: Lessons from a Forgotten War”

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Tom Knudson

Staff writer, The Sacramento Bee, Truckee, CA

“The Global Impacts of America’s Consumption of Natural Resources”

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Teru Kuwayama

Freelance photographer, Brooklyn, NY

“No Man’s Land: Survival at the Ends of Empire”

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Miriam Pawel

Freelance writer, Pasadena, CA

“Organizing Farmworkers – Failures of the Past, Opportunities of the Present”


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight journalists have been selected to receive American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship, an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant. Recipients spend their fellowship months traveling, researching, and writing articles on their projects for the APF REPORTER, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation and available via Web site. Fellows’ articles and photo essays are reprinted in newspapers, magazines, textbooks and websites worldwide and have led to award-winning articles, books and documentaries.

Fellows are paid $17.500 for a six-month grant and $35,000 for a 12-month grant.

The winners were selected through a highly competitive process of screening by two panels of judges, as well as submitting detailed proposals, examples of past work, and references. This year’s final judging was held in Washington, D.C. at the historic former home of publisher Cissy Patterson, who was Alicia Patterson’s aunt.

The trustees of the foundation also named one fellow in honor of Josephine Patterson Albright, who was a major benefactor of the foundation. The Josephine Patterson Albright fellow is Stephen Ferry, a freelance photographer from New York City.

Judges for the 42nd annual competition included:

Toren Beasley, photo director, Newhouse News Service

Sandy Close, founder, New California Media and editor, Pacific News Service

John Margolies, freelance photographer, author and APF Fellow 2003

Laura Parker, senior writer, USA TODAY, and APF Fellow 1996

Frances Stead Sellers, editor, The Washington Post Health Section and APF Fellow 2003

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 43rd annual competition, contact:

Alicia Patterson Foundation
1025 F St. NW, Suite 700,
Washington, DC 20004.
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, 2007.

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.