- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 11, 2006

Brendan Conway, an editorial writer for The Washington Times, and two former interns at the newspaper have won Phillips Foundation journalism fellowships.

Mr. Conway, 27, who is also an associate editor with Doublethink magazine, was awarded $25,000 to work on “Running From Iraq, the Use and Abuse of War Veterans in the Coming Election and Beyond.”

The Phillips Foundation awarded eight fellowship awards this year, totaling $284,000. The foundation was founded in 1990 to “advance the cause of objective journalism.”

Laura Vanderkam, 27, was awarded a $50,000 full-time scholarship to pursue her work on “Full Court Press: The 25-Year Battle to Win the Judiciary.” Isaac Wolf, 22, a senior at the University of Chicago and former intern, received the $9,000 Alumni Fund fellowship toward his work on “America’s Efforts to Replace Petroleum as the Transportation Industry’s Main Fuel Source.” Both interned at The Times.

Other full-time $50,000 Phillips Foundation winners are Paulette Chu, 25, a business-news reporter for the Associated Press; Meghan Keane, 26, cultural-affairs editor of the New York Sun; and Shawn Macomber, 30, a freelance journalist in Massachusetts.

The Weekly Standard’s Duncan Currie, 24, and the Hill newspaper’s Carrie Sheffield, 23, won part-time fellowships worth $25,000 each.

The Phillips Foundation has awarded 61 fellowships since 1994 for “journalism projects supportive of American culture and a free society.”

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