Vietnam. Photo by jrwooley6 via Flickr.
The 15 fellows will be expected to “investigate the toxic legacy left in Vietnam by the use of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.”
Prominent names include AP photographer Nick Ut, Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz and Victor Merina, a former investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times. The full list of winners can be found here.
The center hopes the journalists will put a human face on the health and environmental issues that might not otherwise be covered by cash-strapped publications.