The Izzy Award


Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Izzy Award, PCIM announces that this year’s award is being shared by four journalists who published path-breaking and in-depth reporting in 2017 that exposed political corruption, environmental hazards and militarism: investigative reporter LEE FANG of The Intercept; Investigative Fund reporting fellow and Intercept journalist SHARON LERNER; Truthout staff reporter DAHR JAMAIL; and author TODD MILLER.

The Izzy Award judges commented: “Each of this year’s Izzy winners has broken new ground in exposing corporate profiteering and the power of money over public policy. Their breakthrough coverage is made possible by non-corporate outlets such as The InterceptTruthout and, resources such as The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund, and publishers like City Lights Books.”

The award ceremony is scheduled for April 24 at Ithaca College, details to be announced. (Full release here.)



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

For more information on Izzy Stone, see Jeff Cohen's column or the official website or a June ‘09 Democracy Now! program devoted to his life.

The ninth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2017 to journalists SHANE BAUER, ARI BERMAN, SETH FREED WESSLER and "AMERICA DIVIDED." More info here.

The eighth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2016 to INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS and independent journalists JAMIE KELVEN and BRANDON SMITH. More info here.

The seventh annual Izzy Award was presented in 2015 to author NAOMI KLEIN and Investigative journalist DAVID SIROTA. More info here.

The sixth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2014 to independent reporter JOHN CARLOS FREY and author NICK TURSE. More info here.

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.


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