Jeremy Stone’s remarks: “What Is Izzyness?” (delivered at April 28, 2014 ceremony)
The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist I. F. Stone. Presented annually for "special 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, director and executive editor at the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism; and Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.
An I.F. Stone Hall of Fame was created for journalists who would otherwise be frequent winners and the first recipients of this award were GLENN GREENWALD and JEREMY SCAHILL (2014).
The seventh annual Izzy Award was presented in 2015 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 2010 Izzy Award was presented to independent journalist JEREMY SCAHILL. More info here.
The inaugural Izzy Award for 2009 was presented to blogger GLENN GREENWALD and Democracy Now! host and executive producer AMY GOODMAN. More info here.
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