This year’s Izzy 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: Lee Fang, Sharon Lerner, Dahr Jamail, and Todd Miller. Read more: https://t.co/vEBJaSgzPs pic.twitter.com/iqVg7tIqID
— Ithaca College (@IthacaCollege) March 14, 2018
Two journalists from the same publication, but with very different views on the Trump/Russia story, go head-to-head in a debate. Watch the full special video edition of @Intercepted: https://t.co/3dE5UVlRln pic.twitter.com/A2SuBd3rMb
— The Intercept (@theintercept) February 22, 2018
Park Center for Independent Media presents
All Governments Lie
Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm
featuring Q & A with the film’s producer, Jeff Cohen
How many movies seen across the globe had key scenes filmed in Ithaca? The new documentary “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone” is co-produced by Jeff Cohen of Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media. Jeff will participate in a Q&A after the screening.
The movie – which has been seen in film festivals and on public TV channels across the globe (but is too controversial for PBS) – celebrates independent journalists who’ve exposed U.S. government deception. Stars include Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh (Democracy Now!), Glenn Greenwald & Jeremy Scahill (The Intercept), Cenk Uygur & Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks), Carl Bernstein (Watergate), Michael Moore, John Carlos Frey and the legendary I.F. (“Izzy”) Stone. The Izzy Award for independent media, presented annually at Ithaca College, is named in
SAVE THE DATE.
April 12. Brave, independent journalists coming to Ithaca.
This year’s Izzy Award ceremony will feature honorees . . .
- ARI BERMAN (The Nation), who revealed the 2016 election scandal of voter suppression targeting people of color and youth
- SHANE BAUER (Mother Jones), who wrote the blockbuster expose: “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard.”
- SETH FREED WESSLER (Nation Institute Investigative Fund), who exposed neglect and avoidable deaths inside U.S. for-profit prisons designated for non-citizens.
You’ll also meet the creators of a powerful docu-series on US structural inequality, “AMERICA DIVIDED,” which is receiving a special documentary honor. The series illuminated various issues, including environmental racism, worker exploitation, and mass incarceration.
From Jeff Cohen, Director, Park Center for Independent Media (December 12, 206)
Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2016 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.
Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by January 19, 2017, and self-nominations are acceptable. (The judges may also nominate.) Nominations should be submitted via a brief e-mail (250 words or less) that includes supporting Web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here.
Izzy Award winners are selected by a panel of judges with expertise in independent media. Joining PCIM director Jeff Cohen on the panel for the ninth year in a row are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.
- The inaugural Izzy Award in 2009 was shared by blogger Glenn Greenwald and “Democracy Now!” host/executive producer Amy Goodman.
- 2010: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill.
- 2011: Shared by New York City investigative outlet “City Limits” and author/“Truthdig” cofounder Robert Scheer.
- 2012: Shared by journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and the investigative outlet Center for Media and Democracy for its work on “ALEC Exposed.”
- 2013: Nonprofit outlet “Mother Jones.”
- 2014: Shared by investigative journalists John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse. Also in 2014, previous Izzy winners Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill were inducted into the newly established I.F. Stone Hall of Fame.
- 2015: Shared by author Naomi Klein (“This Changes Everything”) and investigative journalist David Sirota.
- 2016: Shared by “Inside Climate News” for its series “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” and independent journalists Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and freelancer Brandon Smith for exposing the cover-up of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. Also in 2016, Amy Goodman was inducted into the I. F. Stone Hall of Fame.