The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. These prizes memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected throughout his extraordinary life and career. Each prize carries a $10,000 stipend. For more information, call Taya Kitman at 212-822-0252.
Energized by a passion for weaving ideas and people together, the Fertel Foundation supports projects related to the arts and education. It has a special interest in initiatives from which new communities and new insights may emerge and those that challenge entrenched communities of power. The New Orleans-based foundation, established in 1999, also helps rebuild a better New Orleans — and create national models — in a post-Katrina world.
Type Media Center is a home for independent, nonprofit journalism and publishing that holds power to account and inspires change. Our family of programs includes the bestselling publishing imprint Bold Type Books, the award-winning Type Investigations, the syndicated website TomDispatch, as well as Fellowships and Award programs totaling over $1 million in financial and technical support for writers working on pressing social and political issues around the globe.