The Alicia Patterson Foundation
2006 Fellowship Winners
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.
More than 230 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 also named one fellow in honor of Josephine Patterson Albright, who was a major benefactor of the foundation. The Josephine Patterson Albright fellow is Steve Liss, a photojournalist from Oak Park, IL.
Judges for the 41st annual competition included:
Sandy Close, founder, New California Media and editor, Pacific News Service
Rita Henley Jensen, executive director, Women’s eNews, and APF Fellow 1994
John Margolies, freelance photographer, author and APF Fellow 2003
Joel Millman, Correspondent, US/Mexico Border Bureau, Wall Street Journal and APF Fellow 1995
Clarence Page, columnist and Washington correspondent, The 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 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 42nd 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.