April 20th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Lee ’11 wins Fulbright

The Fulbright Scholar Program announced yesterday that Patrick Lee ’11 is one of two winners of the Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism.

The award, presented to one US student and one UK student pursuing a career in journalism, is named after the trans-Atlantic journalist and commentator Alistair Cooke and supports one year of study in a graduate journalism program or in a specialist subject related to journalism. Lee — an Ethics, Politics and Economic major — will pursue a Master of Science in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford.

A native of South Barrington, Ill., Lee has worked for the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and CNN.com. He will report for the Wall Street Journal this summer before he begins his year at Oxford. In a statement to the News Lee said he hopes his Fulbright experience will “shape his future work as a journalist-anthropologist-storyteller.”

The winners of other Fulbright awards have yet to be announced.