The Phillips Foundation today announced that Cheryl K. Chumley has won one of its prestigious journalism fellowships. Specifically, Chumley, a staff writer at Potomac News, was awarded a $25,000 part-time fellowship to focus on a project called “National Heritage Areas: A Blot against Property Rights or a Boon for the Nation?”
Chumley has written two articles for Capital Research Center that garnered much attention. The first was on the newfound importance of the powerful fringe-left Congressional Progressive Caucus in light of the Democratic takeover of Congress, and the second discussed (among other things) the death-grip that the Piedmont Environmental Council holds over planning policy in Fauquier County, Virginia.
The award was presented at an awards dinner at the National Press Club here in Washington last night.
The other fellowship winners were David Donadio, Travis Kavulla, Emily Krone, Lygia Navarro, Matthew Continetti, J. Peter Freire, and Jonathan Last.
The Phillips Foundation, established in 1990, created its journalism fellowship program to advance the cause of objective journalism. The foundation “has awarded 76 fellowships since 1994 for journalism projects supportive of American culture and a free society. The fellowship program is open to print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience,” according to a foundation press release.