Nebraska Authors

James Risser

Born 1938 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Des Moines, IA
Washington, DC
San Fransisco, CA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


News; Journalism


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1959, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
JD, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Professor of Journalism and Director of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists

Places Worked

Des Moines Register
Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, 1976, for articles disclosing corruption in the U.S. grain exporting industry and in 1979 for a series on the environmental impact of modern agriculture.


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