39th Annual Competition Fellowships Winners for 2004

The Alicia Patterson Foundation

2004 Fellowship Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight 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.

The trustees of the foundation also announced that one fellow has been named in honor of Josephine Patterson Albright, who was a major benefactor of the foundation. The Josephine Patterson Albright fellow is Builder Levy, a freelance photographer who is examining mining practices in Appalachia. The foundation’s fellows for 2004, and their research topics, include:

Picture of George Anthan <small> and Jack Coffman</small>

George Anthan and Jack Coffman

Freelance writer – Leawood KS.

“The Depopulation of the Northern Great Plains — A Culture Vanishing”

Picture of Jack Coffman <small> and George Anthan</small>

Jack Coffman and George Anthan

Freelance writers – St. Paul, MN.

“The Depopulation of the Northern Great Plains — A Culture Vanishin

Picture of Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Freelance writer – Jamaica Plain, MA

“The Ignored Epidemic: Teens and Suicide in America”

Picture of Builder Levy

Builder Levy

Freelance photographer – New York, NY

“Revisiting Appalachia”

Picture of Stephanie Mencimer

Stephanie Mencimer

Contributing editor, Washington Monthly – Washington, DC

“The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit”

Picture of John Pomfret

John Pomfret

Beijing bureau chief, The Washington Post – Beijing, China

“Chinese Lives and Lessons: The Class of ‘82 Nanjing University”

Picture of Lois Raimondo

Lois Raimondo

Photographer, The Washington Post – Washington, DC

“New Generation Islamic Fundamentalists in Pakistan”

Picture of David Whitman

David Whitman

Contributing editor, U.S. News & World Report – Washington, DC

“The Dangers of Fine Particle Pollution”

Judges for the 39th annual competition included:

Sandy Close, editor, Pacific News Service

Robert Lee Hotz, science writer, Los Angeles Times

Joel Millman, chief, U.S.-Mexico Border bureau, Wall Street Journal and APF Fellow ‘95

Fred Sweets, senior photo editor, Associated Press

Ellen Warren, senior correspondent, Chicago Tribune

The fellowships are made possible through a bequest by the late Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for 23 years before her death in 1963. The one-year grants 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with at least five years of professional print journalism experience. The 40th annual competition will open in June and all entries must be submitted by October 1, 2004.

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, 2004.

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.