Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI), out of Puerto Rico, has provided public interest reporting on a variety of subjects over this past year, including the government’s negligent disaster preparedness policies and the true death toll of Hurricane Maria on the island. On behalf of CPI, Executive Director Carla Minet will accept the award.
The Izzy Award was first awarded in 2009 and is presented by the Park Center for Independent Media. The award is named after I. F. Stone, the dissident journalist who launched “I.F. Stone’s Weekly” in 1953 and challenged McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, racial injustice and government deceit.
This year’s judges included director of the Park Center for Independent Media Raza Rumi, former PCIM director and founder of FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) Jeff Cohen, communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney, and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.
For more information on the Park Center for Independent Media and the Izzy Award, visit www.parkindymedia.org.