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MAR
15
2017

We Did It!

Thanks to you, we've established a permanent endowment to reward, showcase and inspire environmental journalism in the West. Your generous contributions have matched the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's 2:1 challenge grant, and secured $300,000 to permanently endow the prize and symposium.

We are thrilled to be able to continue to recognize and promote probing journalism that leverages solid environmental science and compelling storytelling to engage and inform the public about critical issues in the West. Moreover, in a rapidly changing information landscape, we will continue to highlight and promote innovative new practices in reporting, analysis and presentation, and point to new models for advancing and supporting environmental journalism.

We look forward to announcing the winners of the 2010 Knight-Risser Prize, and the date and location of the 2011 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium this Winter.

In the meantime, we want to take a moment to salute the people whose generous support was instrumental in endowing the prize:

 

Rick Attig

Elizabeth Ballantine

Henry Phillip Bernton

James & Dorothy Bettinger

John Briggs

Tom Brokaw

Douglas & Sarah Brown

Weihua Chen

Jon Christensen

Jack Cox

Yogen & Peggy Dalal

Bob Danzig

Thomas Davidson
   & Susan Corbett

Beth Duff-Brown

Karen Dunlap

Robert L. Elder

Maureen Fan

Susan & Stanley Friedman

Dawn Garcia

Maureen Healy
   & Robert W. Decherd

Angelia Herrin

Clark Hoyt

Ishiyama Family Foundation

Joan E. Jewett

Tom Johnson and The
   Tom & Edwina Johnson Foundation

Ekaterina Kadieva

Donald & Suzanne Kaul

Nick & Mary Lynn Kotz

Sergey Kuznetsov

Paul Kvinta

Christine Larson

Janerik Larsson

Noel Lieberman

Aixian Lin

Bruno Lopez

Guillermo Lopez Portillo

Jessie Mangaliman

Pam Maples

Michael V. Marcotte

Andrew Maykuth

Julie M. McCarthy

Wendy McCaw

Susan McClatchy & The James
    McClatchy Foundation

Kathleen J. McCoy

Duncan McCue

Geoff McGhee

Ray & Martha Mendoza

Ozier Muhammad

Thomas F. Mulvoy, Jr.

Wendy Norris

Geneva Overholser

Craig Palmer

Thomas Alan Patterson

Harry Press

Saritha Rai

Garrett W. Ray

Patricia & Rowland K. Rebele

Evelyn Richards

James & Sandra Risser

Frances Robles

Sandy and Gerard Rowe

David M. Rumsey

David Schrieberg

Jeanne Sedgwick

Debra Shapiro

Kenneth G. Sletten

Phyllis Sletten

Fran Smith & David Yarnold

Edinéria Pinheiro Soares

Laurence Louis Spitters

Peter Sussman

Douglas Swanson & Susan Rogers

Mike & Deborah Swift

Joanna Szczesna

Dian Wei Tang

Robert Taylor

Amy Virshup

Christianne González
   Visvanathan

Mary Voboril

Yong Wang

Howard Weaver

Rita C. Williams

Raymond R. Wong



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WINNERS OF THE KNIGHT-RISSER PRIZE
2016
Pumped Dry
The Desert Sun and USA Today
2015
Big Oil, Bad Air
CPI, InsideClimate News, The Weather Channel
2014
Sea Change
The Seattle Times
2013
The Killing Agency
The Sacramento Bee
2012
Perilous Passages
High Country News
2011
Dry Times
5280 Magazine
2010
Chain Saw Scouting
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
2009
Logging and Landslides:
What Went Wrong?
The Seattle Times
2008
Climate Change Hits Home
San Antonio Express-News
2007
Blighted Homeland
The Los Angeles Times
2006
Squeezing Water from a Stone
High Country News