48th Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 2013

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2013 Fellowship Winners

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Brenden Borell

Traditional Herbal Medicines and the Fight Against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

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J. Lester Feder

How Gay Marriage is Changing the Globe

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Malcolm Gay

The Brain Electric – Inside the Effort to Merge the Brain with Machines

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Stephanie Giry

The Khmer Rouge and Cambodia: Then and Now

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Ian Johnson

China: The Soul of a New Superpower

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Esther Kaplan

The High Costs of Speed

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Lee van der Voo

Banking on the Seas: A Look at the New Economics and Inequities of Modern Fishing

48th Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 2013

Brendan Borrell
Freelance writer, Brooklyn, NY
“Herbal Medicines and the Fight Against AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis”

Stéphanie Giry
Staff Editor, International Herald Tribune, Hong Kong
“The Khmer Rouge and Cambodia, Then and Now”

J. Lester Feder
Freelance writer, McLean, VA.
“How Gay Marriage is Changing the Globe”

Malcolm Gay
Freelance writer, St. Louis, MO.
“The Brain Electric – Inside the Effort to Merge the Brain with Machines”

Ian Johnson
Freelance writer, Berlin, Germany
“China: The Soul of a New Superpower”

Esther Kaplan
Editor, The Investigative Fund-The Nation Institute, New York, NY
“The High Costs of Speed”

Lee van der Voo
Freelance writer, Portland, OR
“Banking on the Seas: A Look at the New Economics and Inequities of Modern Fishing”

Judges for the 48th Annual Competition:

Sandy Close, founder, Pacific News Service and New America Media
Paul Cuadros, journalism professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (APF’1999)
Robert Lee Hotz, science columnist, The Wall Street Journal and APF Foundation board president
Frances Stead Sellers, Style editor, The Washington Post (APF’2003)
Rick Tulsky, director, Watchdog Initiative-Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University (APF’1998)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven journalists will pursue topics ranging from military efforts to link soldier’s brains to digital environments to examining the Chinese technical advisors in Cambodia, as the newest recipients of an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship.

The foundation announced the winners of the annual fellowships today, which are designed to foster independent in-depth reporting on national and international affairs. 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.

The Fellows are awarded $40,000 for a 12-month grant and $20,000 for a six-month grant.

The seven new Fellows will spend their fellowship months traveling, researching, and writing articles on their projects for the APF REPORTER, a quarterly web magazine published by the Foundation. Every year, the Fellows’ articles and photo essays are widely distributed through newspapers, news services, magazines, and websites worldwide.

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.
More than 300 reporters, editors, and photographers have won Alicia Patterson fellowships since the foundation was established in 1965 to honor the former publisher of Newsday.
The trustees of the foundation named one Fellow in honor of Josephine Patterson Albright, who was a major benefactor of the foundation. The Josephine Patterson Albright fellow is Esther Kaplan, who will be looking at the costs of America’s harried productivity.

For program information and applications for the 49th annual competition, contact: Alicia Patterson Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.
Phone: (202) 393-5995 Email: info@aliciapatterson.org. Applications also may be downloaded at: www.aliciapatterson.org. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2013.

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.