Simon Denyer shares Pulitzer Prize “for a groundbreaking series that showed with scientific clarity the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet”
by: Gerhard Fasol
Simon Denyer (1984) is part of the team of journalists who wrote a series of articles for which Staff of The Washington Post was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting “for a groundbreaking series that showed with scientific clarity the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet”.
“For a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation, using any available journalistic tool, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).”
Simon Denyer’s article is one of a series of ten articles on global warming which won the prize for the Staff of The Washington Post:
2°C: BEYOND THE LIMIT
The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
by Simon Denyer and Chris Mooney, Nov 12, 2019.
Simon Denyer and Chris Mooney’s article shows in great detail how Japan’s northern most large island Hokkaido is directly affected by global warming.
The Pulitzer Prize is awarded annually in 21 categories in journalism, literature, musical composition and public service and is administered by Columbia University.
Simon Denyer (Trinity 1984) is The Washington Post’s bureau chief for Japan and the Koreas. He has worked all around the world as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the Washington Post and for Reuters, including in Beijing, New Delhi, Washington, Islamabad, Nairobi, New York and London. He is the author of “Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of Democracy in the New India”, and the co-editor of “Foreign Correspondent: Fifty Years of Reporting South Asia”.
He was part of the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2020 for its coverage of climate change around the planet. He has also won an Overseas Press Club award, two National Headliners Awards and a Human Rights Press Award for his reporting from China and Japan. He has also made frequent TV and radio appearances, including on BBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, Fox News, MSNBC and Sky News. He was president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia from 2011-13.
Simon Denyer studied Economics at Cambridge University, Trinity College, 1984-1987, graduating in 1987 with BA in Economics.
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