Izzy Awards

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 Raza Rumi, director of PCIM; 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, retired journalism professor and founding director of PCIM.

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

Izzy Award 2020

Izzy Award 2020

The twelfth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2020 to journalist MATT TAIBBI, Puerto Rican news outlet CENTRO DE PERIODISMO INVESTIGATIVO, and publication NEWS INSIDE.

Izzy Award 2019

Izzy Award 2019

The eleventh annual Izzy Award was presented in 2019 to journalists LAURA FLANDERS, DAVE LINDORF and AARON MATÉ and publication EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL.

Izzy Award 2018

Izzy Award 2018

The tenth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2018 to journalists LEE FANG, SHARON LERNER, DAHR JAMAIL and TODD MILLER.

Izzy Award 2017

Izzy Award 2017

The ninth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2017 to journalists SHANE BAUER, ARI BERMAN, SETH FREED WESSLER and “AMERICA DIVIDED.”

Izzy Award 2016

Izzy Award 2016

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

Izzy Award 2015

Izzy Award 2015

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

Izzy Award 2014

Izzy Award 2014

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

Izzy Award 2013

Izzy Award 2013

The fifth annual Izzy Award was presented in 2013 to the nonprofit news outlet MOTHER JONES.

Izzy Award 2012

Izzy Award 2012

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.”

Izzy Award 2011

Izzy Award 2011

The third annual Izzy Award was presented in 2011 to independent journalist ROBERT SCHEER and independent magazine CITY LIMITS.

Izzy Award 2010

Izzy Award 2010

The second annual Izzy Award was presented in 2010 to independent journalist JEREMY SCAHILL.

Izzy Award 2009

Izzy Award 2009

The inaugural Izzy Award was presented in 2009 to blogger GLENN GREENWALD and Democracy Now! host and executive producer AMY GOODMAN.