WJI Buzz - Mitchell, Archibald

Sep 24, 2009

Jerry Mitchell (WJI guest teacher 06, 08) has been chosen as a MacArthur Fellow for 2009, an award which comes with $500,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Mitchell is one of 24 to receive the honor.

"The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. The fellowship is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their creative activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements," says the foundation's website.

Mitchell is an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. His reporting has led to prosecution for unpunished murders from the Civil Rights era. Read more about Mitchell and watch a video of him discussing his reporting on the MacArthur Foundation website.

George Archibald (WJI guest teacher 02-06) is available for interviews, presentations and book signings, as part of his national book tour. His new book Journalism Is War is a memoir of his 23 years as senior investigative reporter for The Washington Times and tells stories behind some of the biggest stories. The book is available online at Amazon.com or www.anamalos.com.

For more information:

World Journalism Institute