Alex Tizon

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Philippines

Alex Tizon is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who developed a crowd-sourcing project to help media track government efforts to alleviate poverty in the country’s five poorest provinces.

Tizon spent the past five years as a national correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, covering stories ranging from the war in Iraq to Hurricane Katrina. A staff writer for The Seattle Times from 1986 to 2003, he was co-recipient of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in investigative journalism for a series on corruption in the federal Indian Housing Program.

He has reported from China, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Tizon has freelanced for “60 Minutes” and Newsweek magazine. He lectured at the Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference at Harvard and was a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute from 1997 to 2007. Contact: atizon@knight.icfj.org