Parry to Receive I.F. Stone Award

From Editor Robert Parry: Our nearly two decades of work at Consortiumnews were recently recognized by Harvard’s Nieman Foundation in awarding me the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. But this honor really is for all those who have written for this Web site and our many readers who have supported us with donations.

Indeed, none of this would have been possible without the help of you, our readers. Unlike some Web sites, we have never had one big-money donor. Instead, we have relied on contributions from readers and a few modest grants from family foundations, meaning that no one person can threaten Consortiumnews’ independence.

We are now in a fall fund drive trying to raise $25,000 to keep the Web site afloat. If you can, please consider a donation to our tax-exempt non-profit. You can use a credit card online (we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) or you can mail a check to Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ); 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201.

Journalist Robert Parry.

Journalist Robert Parry.

For readers wanting to use PayPal, you can address contributions to our account, which is named after our e-mail address: “consortnew @”. We are also registered with PayPal’s Giving Fund under the name Consortium for Independent Journalism. (Since we are a 501-c-3 non-profit, donations by American taxpayers may be tax-deductible.)

Donations of any size are appreciated. But we also are offering a choice of thank-you gifts for those who can give $125, $150 or more.

For donations of $125 or more, you can receive the new edition of my first book, Fooling America, which was originally published in 1992 and has been out of print for many years. Along with it, we’ll include a CD of a book talk that I gave in Los Angeles, explaining what was then a little understood phenomenon, the corruption of the mainstream media.

Or for donations of $150 or more, we can send you the DVD of the movie, “Kill the Messenger,” recalling the mainstream media’s betrayal of the late investigative reporter Gary Webb who was punished for his work exposing the Contra-cocaine scandal plus a CD of Webb and me discussing the topic before a crowd in Santa Monica, California, in 1996.

If you wish to get one of the thank-you gifts, just follow up your donation with an e-mail to us at [email protected] with instructions on where to mail it. We’ll pay the shipping charges. (To save you time, we’ll assume that any donations of $125 are for Fooling America and the related CD, and that if you donate $150, you want “Kill the Messenger” and that CD and we’ll send them to the address attached to your credit card.).

Another way to help Consortiumnews survive is to buy my three-book trilogy on the Bush dynasty Secrecy & Privilege, Neck Deep and America’s Stolen Narrative for the discount price of only $34, less than half the cover price. Given Jeb Bush’s presidential run, it contains important history that Americans should know.

To get the trilogy, just go to’s “Donate” button and make a $34 “donation” using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. We will read a “donation” of that amount as an order for the trilogy. If your mailing address is the same as your credit card billing address, we will ship the books to that address. If your mailing address is different, just send us an e-mail at [email protected] and we will make the adjustment.

You can also take advantage of this trilogy offer by mailing a check for $34 to The Media Consortium; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201. Or you can use our PayPal account, “consortnew @” Just make sure you include your mailing address in the message. (A portion of each sale will go to support our investigative journalism.)

For U.S. orders of the trilogy, we will pay for the shipping. (If you are outside the United States, please add $20 for the additional postage that is a total of $54 and e-mail us the precise mailing address.)

Another contribution option is to donate stock or other equities, which can offer a tax advantage to you if the stock has appreciated in value. If this stock-donation option appeals to you, I suggest you discuss it with your broker and then contact me at [email protected] for specific instructions on how to transfer the stock.

Again, thanks for your support and for making our nearly two decades of honest journalism possible.

Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.

26 comments for “Parry to Receive I.F. Stone Award

  1. Robert Brochey
    September 29, 2015 at 18:02

    Congrats!!!! So deserved!!!! Thank you for all you do for journalism…

  2. Don
    September 28, 2015 at 18:13

    Well-deserved, Robert! I am of the age that I remember the fabulous written power of IF Stone, and especially his independent voice. What an honor for you to receive this. Stone was a great voice of objectivity, and was fearless. You have carried that banner very well.


  3. Payam
    September 28, 2015 at 07:28

    Congratulations on a well deserved award!
    Keep up the truth telling !

  4. Gregory Kruse
    September 26, 2015 at 15:01

    It is my privilege and pleasure to be a supporter of this excellent website.

  5. September 25, 2015 at 14:21

    Congratulations Mr. Parry. You deserve all the accolades for your journalistic integrity.

    You are one of the few American reporters that has got it right on the neocons (zion-cons) devastating role in US Foreign Policy and is not afraid to say so.

    I never think Americans are ignorant, I think they are uninformed.

    I believe if they know the truth, they will not support the governments actions.

    Keep up your noble service to the American people.

  6. Björn Lindgren
    September 25, 2015 at 04:46

    Well done, Robert Parry!

    I am indeed grateful for your journalistic work, deep norms, values, perspectives, and goals.

    In a time when the U.S. Empire and the world system are falling into pieces, and peoples in the world suffer from the global financial capital, media industry, the nomenklatura, and not the least the military-industrial-complex, your and Consortium News work is more needed than ever.

    In other words, congratulations!

    Cheers, Björn Lindgren

    Vassmolösa, SWEDEN.

  7. John B
    September 24, 2015 at 22:09

    I am delighted to hear of this very well deserved award. Truly your work and website have been remarkable and valuable, and the writers also much deserve the recognition. I have also enjoyed your books, and check the website daily.

  8. deschutes
    September 24, 2015 at 14:01

    Congrats Mr. Parry, you certainly deserved it! I can no longer read the NY Times, the Guardian or any other major newsrag for news: they have all become corrupt neoliberal mouthpieces of the 1%. It is only sites like this one that one can turn to for a glimpse into what is actually happening in these most trying of times. Nazdravi Pan Parry!

  9. Joe Wallace
    September 24, 2015 at 13:26

    Congratulations, Mr. Perry! Yours is the site I turn to when I want to find out what’s REALLY going on.

  10. ltr
    September 24, 2015 at 12:16

    Deserved, deserved, deserved.

  11. WG
    September 24, 2015 at 11:12

    Congratulations on the well deserved award! Next step, the Robert Parry Award for journalistic independence :)

  12. bobzz
    September 24, 2015 at 09:05

    Well deserved. You are one the main writers that have opened my eyes to what it really going on behind the scenes.

  13. Brian Barger
    September 24, 2015 at 08:33

    A well deserved award, Bob, in recognition of decades of original and insightful investigative reporting and analysis. Often a lone voice in the wilderness, your work has held up to the test of time again and again, giving readers crucial information not found anywhere else. Keep it up, old friend. We are sending another donation to ConsortiumNews.Com in honor of your award.

  14. September 24, 2015 at 07:58

    Congratulations Robert Parry ! Your work continues to be a bright light in the chaos that surrounds our planet right now. Your contributions echo what George Orwell once said:

    “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.
    Everything else is public relations.”

  15. Stefan
    September 24, 2015 at 07:11

    Congratulations sir, and many thanks for your brilliant journalistic work.
    I am very happy to hear this.

  16. September 24, 2015 at 03:21

    Congratulations, and big thanks for all the effort you put into exposing the lies, propaganda, distractions, distortions, and disinformation peddled by Western governments using a compliant and willing mainstream media.

  17. Abbybwood
    September 23, 2015 at 22:40

    I am reminded of a quote the Public Editor mentioned in The New York Times recently regarding the backlash of the NYT using hacked emails to challenge Sony on whether or not they toned down their documentary “Concussion” to placate the NFL.

    “News is everything that is being hidden from us and the rest is advertising.”

    Robert Parry has been very brave and thorough in the “news” he has brought the readers of Consortium News and I congratulate him!!!

    • Ivan V
      September 24, 2015 at 18:35

      If I am not mistaken, that quote is paraphrased from the original by Lord Northcliffe, early twentieth-century owner of the Daily Mail, and went “News is what somebody, somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.”

      Congratulations, thanks, and all the best to you Robert Parry and all at Consortium.

  18. John
    September 23, 2015 at 20:40

    Congratulations. Keep doing the independent thinking thing.

  19. JC
    September 23, 2015 at 20:30

    You deserve it brother.

  20. September 23, 2015 at 18:47

    Robert Parry says,

    “But this honor really is for all those who have written for this Web site and our many readers who have supported us with donations.”

    No, this honor is for you, Bob.

    Sure, the people who write for the website have done some good work, and hurray for those who contribute! But they did not go into the Central American war zone and face down the psychopaths committing such cruel and wanton murder there. They didn’t suffer the injustice of the Reagan thugs misusing their power to silence one of the few people in the press willing to speak out.

    This honor is for you, with the gratitude of those among the American people who have a clue as to what’s being done in our names.

  21. Carole Allegro
    September 23, 2015 at 18:12

    Congratulations! Thank you very much for you courage, information, insight and vision. May you have continued success and much increased impact on the public and on the powers-that-be to make changes for the better. It’s incredible how much the truth is suppressed and manipulated in the mainstream press.

  22. Rael Nidess, M.D.
    September 23, 2015 at 17:39

    And damned well earned too!!

    • Bill Bodden
      September 23, 2015 at 18:31


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        September 24, 2015 at 13:22


  23. Abe
    September 23, 2015 at 17:18

    I.F. Stone interview (1974)

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