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 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.

The winners for this year are:

Brooke Borel: Freelance journalist, New York, NY - “The Shift From Pesticides: Exploring Alternative Agricultural Pest Control” Cissy Patterson Fellowship Winner

Katherine Corcoran: Associated Press Bureau Chief, Mexico City - “Press Freedom in Mexico” Josephine Patterson Albright Fellowship Winner

Virginia Gewin: Freelance journalist, Portland, OR - “The Seed Banking Crisis: Too Interdependent to Fail”

Mark Grossi: Freelance journalist; former Fresno Bee environment writer, Fresno, CA - “California Castoffs in a Toxic Land”

David Montero: Freelance journalist, Pittsburgh, PA - “Black Money: Corporate Bribery”

Jon Rosen: Freelance journalist, Amherst, MA - “The New Scramble for Africa”