The Izzy Award
The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist I. F. 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 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.