The 15th Annual Izzy Award Recognizes Trailblazing Journalists
The 15th annual Izzy Award ceremony recognized the outstanding work of independent journalists and outlets following the legacy of dissident journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone. The Park Center for Independent Media hosted the winners on April 27, 2023, with a live, virtual audience that heard passionate accounts of reporting on social injustice and political corruption.
Liza Gross, whose investigation with Inside Climate News uncovered Big Oil’s influence on California agriculture, said, “It seemed incredible to me that California, a state that presents itself as a climate leader, allows oil companies to use fresh water to extract the fossil fuels that exacerbate drought.”
The other recipients for this year’s award were Andrew Perez to represent The Lever, Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd for Mississippi Free Press, and journalist Carlos Ballesteros of Injustice Watch.
Watch the full recording of the Izzy Award here.
Read more from the ceremony here.