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. The remains of Dom, 57, and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, were discovered June 15 by Brazilian authorities. Two brothers have been arrested under suspicion of murder.

Post date: Thu, 2022-06-16 12:47
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JOURNALISTS APPEAL TO BRAZILIAN OFFICIALS TO INCREASE THEIR SEARCH FOR MISSING JOURNALIST DOM PHILLIPS AND INDIGENOUS EXPERT BRUNO PEREIRA IN THE AMAZON The Board of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, in conjunction with its former and current journalism fellows, urges Brazilian authorities to increase their efforts to find former Alicia Patterson fellow Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira, missing since Sunday in Brazil’s remote Amazonas state.

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57th Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 2022 Robert ChaneySenior staff writer,The Missoulian Missoula, MT “Playing God in Glacier Park”

Post date: Sat, 2022-01-01 22:43
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Applications are now open for independent writing projects funded by the Alicia Patterson Foundation. The fellowships, either 12 month ($40,000) or 6 months ($20,000), allow you to do independent research and writing on a topic of your choosing. At least one fellowship is aimed at science and environmental coverage. Here’s what past fellows have said about this opportunity:

Post date: Thu, 2021-12-30 15:37
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The victims lived at the nexus of race, gender and class. New York Times March 19, 2021 By May Jeong May Jeong is a writer at Vanity Fair and an Alicia Patterson fellow. She is at work on a book about sex work.

Post date: Sun, 2021-03-21 07:33
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Former APF fellow James Ridgeway (APF’ 2014) died Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C. A hard-hitting reporter, he exposed the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and inhumane conditions in American prisons, which was the subject of his Patterson fellowship. From environmental pollution to auto safety, he was concerned with the harms to individuals. In his later years, he wrote hundreds of letters to prisoners held in solitary confinement, trying to ease the cruelty of their lack of human contact. He was 84.

Post date: Thu, 2021-03-04 09:28
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Final Judges for the 56th Annual Competition: Sandy Close – founder Ethnic Media Services, Pacific News Service and New America Media Louis Freedberg – executive director, EdSource, and APF Fellow (’99) Laura Parker – staff writer, National Geographic, and APF fellow (’96) For Immediate Release. Contact: 202-246-3751

Post date: Sun, 2021-01-03 11:53
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Final Judges for the 55th Annual Competition: Sandy Close – founder, Ethnic Media Services, Pacific News Service and New America Media Laura Parker – staff writer, National Geographic, and APF fellow (’96) Joseph Shapiro – NPR News Investigations correspondent, and APF fellow (’90) For Immediate Release. Contact: 202-246-3751

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top journalists will pursue topics ranging from Chinese development in Africa to a trek across the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, the single largest piece of public land in the United States. The annual fellowships are designed to foster independent in-depth reporting on local, 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.

Post date: Thu, 2019-05-09 16:36
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Bonnie Angelo, a longtime judge for APF competitions and a protegé of Alicia Patterson, died this week. She was an accomplished journalist, for Time Magazine and others, covering the United Nations, domestic and foreign politics and several presidential administrations. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/bonnie-angelo-political-...

Post date: Fri, 2018-01-12 17:18
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