Former Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor Sarah Blustain shared some exciting news today at her new home. The latest winner of The Investigative Fund’s I.F. Stone Award.
The prize for the Fall 2013 period has been awared to Natasja Sheriff, a 2011 NYU Master’s in journalism graduate who – yes – spells her first name that way. From the announcement:
Sheriff is currently the international editor for the online publication The Revealer and a Luce Foundation Fellow, both at the NYU Center for Religion and Media. Sheriff comes to journalism after working as a scientist in Asia, where she specialized in water and fisheries research.
Her investigation will look into U.S. regulatory issues surrounding mining; she will receive funding and editorial guidance from The Investigative Fund as she reports out her story.
Congratulations to her and the dozens of other worthy candidates that Blustain says it was very tough to reduce down to one honoree. The I.F. Stone Award is given out twice each year (spring, fall), up to a maximum of $10,000. The prize was launched in 2011.