James V. Risser

James V. Risser (born 1938) is an American journalist and Emeritus Professor of Communication at Stanford University.

Career

Risser worked for The Des Moines Register for 20 years after which he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize board. He was also the director for Knight Fellowships. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting, one in 1976 and the other in 1979. A Stanford University Prize was named after him, called the "The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism".[1][2]

Awards

  • 1979: Pulitzer Prize Winner in National Reporting "for a series on farming damage to the environment".[3]
  • 1976: Pulitzer Prize Winner in National Reporting "for disclosing large-scale corruption in the American grain exporting trade".[4]

References

  1. "The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism, Stanford University". Stanford University. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. "Risser". College of Journalism and Mass Communications Archive. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. Risser, James (1979). "The Pulitzer Prizes". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  4. Risser, James. "The Pulitzer Prizes". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
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