Nominations Open for 14th Annual “Izzy Award” for Independent Media

By Dave Maley, December 15, 2021
Award nominations being accepted for work produced over this past year.

With the Izzy Award set to celebrate its 14th year, award nominations are now open for work produced in the calendar year 2021.

The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is presented by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

This year’s Izzy Award will be given for work published or broadcast in 2021 by either an independent media outlet or an individual journalist or producer who publishes or broadcasts through their own site or an independent outlet.

Note: Work produced by a nonprofit/independent journalism organization but published or broadcast by a mainstream, commercial or conglomerated media outlet is not eligible. Work produced by a nonprofit/independent journalism organization and published or broadcast by an independent, non-commercial, non-conglomerated media outlet is eligible.

Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by the midnight ET deadline on Tuesday, February 2, 2022. The winner will be announced early next spring, with an award ceremony to follow in April 2022.

Nominations should be submitted with a statement of 250 words or less, explaining why the entry is worthy of consideration. Include supporting web links (no more than four) and/or attached materials. Send submissions to Raza Rumi, director of the PCIM, at

For more information on the Izzy Award and the PCIM, visit

Izzy Award recipients are chosen by a panel of independent judges with expertise in independent media. Past winners include Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill, Naomi Klein, John Carlos Frey, Todd Miller, Laura Flanders, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and independent news sources such as City Limits, Earth Island Journal and Inside Climate News.

Launched in 2008 and located within Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Park Center for Independent Media is a national center focused on media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations.