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Finalists for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism

Reason Foundation will award $16,000 in prizes to 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism winners on November 10 in New York City.

Today Reason Foundation announced the finalists for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism.

The Bastiat Prize for Journalism is awarded to writers who best explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence. The winner will receive $10,000, second-place will collect $5,000 and third-place will receive $1,000 at the Reason Media Awards (#RMA15) on November 10 in New York City.

Finalists for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism

  • Jim Bovard
    Journalist and author of 10 books
  • Daniel Hannan
    Member, European Parliament for the South East of England
  • Froma Harrop
    Nationally syndicated columnist, Creators Syndicate
  • Robert Robb
    Editorial Columnist, The Arizona Republic
  • Ari Schulman
    Senior Editor, The New Atlantis
  • Amit Varma
    Author and Blogger, India Uncut (

Judges for the 2015 Bastiat Prize

  • A. Barton Hinkle
    Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch; 2008 Bastiat Prize Winner
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Author and Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
  • Virginia Postrel
    Author and Columnist, Bloomberg View; Co-winner of Bastiat Prize (2011)
  • Louis Rossetto
    Co-founder, Wired; CEO, TCHO Chocolates
  • Mohit Satyanand
    Chairman, Liberty Institute of India
  • Russ Smith
    Founder, City Paper
  • John Tierney
    Author and Columnist, The New York Times
  • Linda Whetstone
    Chairman, Network for a Free Society

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