A Journalist on a Mission: Simon Denyer

Simon Denyer is a British Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, media consultant, and author with over 25 years of experience in the media industry. Over his longstanding career, Denyer has served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tokyo, China, and India; a Reuters correspondent in New York, London, and Nairobi; and a Reuters bureau chief in New Delhi, Kabul, Islamabad, and Washington.

In 2020, Denyer, together with other journalists from The Washington Post, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of climate change around the world. His article ‘20C: BEYOND THE LIMIT (The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific)’ was one of ten articles on global warming that won the acclaimed achievement. The article explained in great detail how Hokkaido – Japan’s northernmost island – is directly affected by climate change.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Simon Denyer has also won an Overseas Press Club award, a Humans Rights Press Award, and two National Headliners Awards. He served as the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) of South Asia from 2011 to 2013. FCC South Asia is a group of over 500 media professionals covering Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Tibet and Afghanistan.

Although he is widely known for his contributions in the print media, Denyer has also made numerous TV and radio appearances on CNN, PBS, BBC, NPR, MSNBC, Sky News and Fox News.

Denyer is also well-known for the authorship of ‘Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy’. The book analyses aspects of the Indian and cultural democracy in the modern world. Some chapters delve deeply into the economic situation of the Asian country.

Simon Denyer graduated from Lancing College in 1989. He went on to further his education at Cambridge University, Trinity College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

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