Since 1990, The Nation Institute/I.F. Stone Award ($1,000) has been presented to students who exhibit excellence in journalism. Candidates for the award must embody the same uniquely independent journalistic tendencies, investigative zeal, commitment to human rights, and desire to expose injustice that were I. F. Stone's trademark and legacy.
Students are told:
“Applicant must be enrolled at an U.S. college or university and submit up to three articles (or series of related articles) which were written within the year prior to the application deadline. Articles written as part of the applicant's regular course work are not accepted. Selection is based upon the article's excellence and its exhibition of the following characteristics: commitment to human rights and the exposure of injustice, concern for truth-telling, interest in topics ignored by mainstream media, investigative zeal, and progressive politics. Applicants are encourage to submit a cover letter. Winning article may be published in The Nation.”