A series of groundbreaking articles on global warming put journalist Simon Denyer into the spotlight and helped him share a Pulitzer Prize in 2020. Denyer was part of a team at the Washington Post that was awarded the Prize for explanatory reporting. The series pointed to the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet. The article showed, in great detail, how Japan’s island Hokkaido is being directly impacted by the results of global warming. The series included 10 articles.
Simon Denyer was most recently the bureau chief for Japan and the Koreas for the Washington post. Denyer left the post in September of 2021. He was a frequent guest for radio and TV programs on BBC, NPR, CNN, PBS, and more throughout his career. He also authored the book “Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of Democracy in the New India” which was released in 2014.
Several awards were earned by Denyer throughout his career such as the National Headliner Award in 2017 as well as the Human Rights Press Award for best English spot news story in 2016. From 2011-13, Simon Denyer resided as president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia. Denyer spent time as a co-chair for the Press Freedom Committee for the past 2 years.
Some of Denyer’s most recent work covered how Japanese taxpayers were impacted by the Olympics in Tokyo. The Olympics, meant for 2020, was pushed back to this year and ended up as the most expensive to date as athletes performed in mostly empty venues.
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