The Heising-Simons Foundation, based in Los Altos, CA, works with its numerous partners towards sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enabling groundbreaking research in science, enhancing the educations of young learners, and supporting human rights of all people.
Their American Mosaic Journalism Prize rewards and empowers two freelance journalists with an unrestricted cash award of $100,000 each, for demonstrated excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting on stories about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the present American landscape.
Talking Eyes Media produced a video about one of the 2019 winners of the prize, Abe Streep. To learn more about the fellowship, the fellows and their projects visit hsfoundation.org/prize.
“Abe Streep’s reporting bursts with compassion and urgency as he lifts up stories of often-overlooked communities in the American West, such as a Syrian refugee family building a new life in Montana, or a Native American high-school basketball team grappling with a flurry of suicides in its community. With great sensitivity, his work reveals the rich tapestry of cultures and lives that intersect in a part of the country far too often characterized by the stereotypes of an urban-rural divide.”
— 2019 Judging Panel