Ithaca College Izzy Award Ceremony Will Honor Independent Journalists

By Dave Maley, April 12, 2023
Public invited to join winners for April 27 online event.

The Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College will present this year’s Izzy Award “for outstanding achievement in independent media” at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 27, during a virtual award ceremony. Attendees will hear speeches from the winners and are invited to participate in a Q&A.

Register here to attend the online ceremony.

This 15th annual Izzy Award will be shared by nonprofit news outlets The Lever and Mississippi Free Press for exposing government corruption and giving voice to marginalized communities; journalist Carlos Ballesteros for uncovering police and immigration malfeasance; and Liza Gross for reporting Big Oil’s influence on California agriculture.

The Izzy Award is named for I. F. “Izzy” Stone, the dissident journalist who launched I. F. Stone’s Weekly in 1953 and questioned McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, racial injustice, and government deceit.

Launched in 2008 within the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, the Park Center for Independent Media is a center for the study of journalism-oriented media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations.

Read more information on the award winners here.

Read about previous winners of the Izzy Award here.