Michael Savage

Michael Savage 2010

The Independent

We are delighted to announced that Michael Savage, a journalist with The Independent in London, has been chosen as the 31st annual Laurence Stern Fellow and will spend the summer, starting June 21, working at the Washington Post. The Stern program brings a talented young British journalist to the Post each year to work on the National staff, then spend another month traveling the United States. Ben Bradlee established the fellowship in memory of Post editor Larry Stern, who died in 1979 and had a special fondness for all things British. Stern alumni have gone on to become some of the top names in British journalism, including Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, the BBC’s Jim Naughtie and Ian Katz and Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian. Michael, 27, a political correspondent for the Independent, was chosen from a field of more than 60 applicants. In his interviews he displayed a bright mind, a keen sense of humor and a remarkable ability to make British politics clear and accessible.He has reported on the oil fields of the North Sea and has covered the economic and volcanic fault-lines of Iceland. He investigated a billon-dollar nuclear power plant that never quite worked and ran the paper’s coverage of the recent Iraq War inquiry.

Other Winners of this Award

2014

NPF Award Winner: Sebastian Payne

Sebastian Payne

The Washington Post

2013

NPF Award Winner: Billy Kenber

Billy Kenber

The Times of London

2010

Michael Savage

The Independent

2009

NPF Award Winner: Alexi Mostrous

Alexi Mostrous

The Times

2008

NPF Award Winner: Holly Watt

Holly Watt

Sunday Times

2007

Paul Lewis

The Guardian

2006

Anushka Astana

The Observer

2005

Sam Coates

The Times of London

2004

Mary Fitzgerald

The Belfast Telegraph

2003

Tania Branigan

The Guardian

2002

Helen Rumbelow

The Times of London

2001

Glenda Cooper

The Daily Mail

2000

Cathy Newman

Financial Times

1999

William Woodward

The Guardian

1998

Caroline Daniel

New Statesman

1997

Audrey Gillan

The Guardian

1996

Gary Younge

The Guardian

1995

Sarah Neville

Yorkshire Post

1994

Rebecca Fowler

The Sunday Times

1993

Ian Katz

The Guardian

1991

Liz Hunt

The Independent

1990

Keith Kendrick

The Birmingham Post

1989

Adela Gooch

London Daily Telegraph

1988

Ed Vulliamy

The Guardian

1987

Sarah Helm

The Independent

1986

Ewen MacAskell

The Scotsman

1985

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

1984

Mary Ann Seighart

Financial Times