The Izzy Award
IZZY AWARD CEREMONY SET FOR WED. APRIL 12
In a banner year for journalism by non-conglomerate news outlets, PCIM is pleased to announce that the ninth annual Izzy Award will be shared by Mother Jones senior reporter SHANE BAUER and Nation Institute Investigative Fund reporter SETH FREED WESSLER who, working independently, revealed major abuses at for-profit U.S. prisons; and by The Nation senior contributing writer ARI BERMAN, who exposed voter suppression. A “special documentary honor” will be conferred on “AMERICA DIVIDED,” a docu-series that powerfully illuminates structural inequality in the United States. Don’t miss this year’s open-to-the public ceremony to take place at 7pm, April 12 in IC’s Emerson Suites. Read more.
-- Democracy Now! broke the news.
The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist I. F. "Izzy" Stone, who launched I. F. Stone's Weekly in 1953 and exposed government deception, McCarthyism, and racial bigotry. Presented by the Park Center for Independent Media annually for "outstanding achievement in independent media," the Izzy Award goes to an independent outlet, journalist, or producer for contributions to our culture, politics, or journalism created outside traditional corporate structures. The judges are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney; Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism; and Jeff Cohen, director of PCIM.
The eighth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2016 to INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS and independent journalists JAMIE KELVAN and BRANDON SMITH. More info here.
The seventh annual Izzy Award was presented in 2015 to author NAOMI KLEIN and Investigative journalist DAVID SIROTA. More info here.
The sixth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2014 to independent reporter JOHN CARLOS FREY and author NICK TURSE. More info here.
The fifth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2013 to the nonprofit news outlet MOTHER JONES. More info here.
The fourth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2012 to Democracy Now! correspondent SHARIF ABDEL KOUDDOUS and to the CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY for its work on "ALEC Exposed." More info here.
The third annual Izzy Award was presented in 2011 to independent journalist ROBERT SCHEER and independent magazine CITY LIMITS. More info here.
The second annual Izzy Award was presented in 2010 to independent journalist JEREMY SCAHILL. More info here.
The inaugural Izzy Award was presented in 2009 to blogger GLENN GREENWALD and Democracy Now! host and executive producer AMY GOODMAN. More info here.