IRP Fellow Sharon Weinberger Awarded Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship

By IRP Staff, January 05, 2011

2009 IRP Fellow Sharon Weinberger is among seven journalists to receive a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship. Weinberger spent five weeks in Georgia reporting on the smuggling of nuclear materials as part of a grant from the International Reporting Project (IRP). As a Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, Weinberger will research and write on how the science of Facebook is changing modern warfare. The Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship program for journalists was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly twenty-three years before her death in 1963. One-year grants of $40,000 and six-month grants of $20,000 are awarded to working print journalists and photographers. Fellows pursue independent projects of significant interest and write/illustrate articles based on their investigations for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine of the foundation.