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 Park Center for Independent Media, launched in 2008, is a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. Throughout history, technological and social upheaval have given rise to independent media voices. Today, independent media are growing amid crisis and conglomeration in mainstream journalism, and the rise of the Internet and new forms of media production and distribution.
The Center's mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and financially viable ways to disseminate news and information. The center examines the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and a participatory culture. Jeff Cohen is the founding director of PCIM. Maura Stephens was associate director from 2010 until 2016. Brandy Hawley is our administrative assistant.