Jim Morris (2020)is an investigative journalist and the executive editor of the Center for Public Integrity. He has received more than 80 awards for his work, including the George Polk Award, the Sidney Hillman award, three National Association of Science Writers awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, two Association of Health Care Journalists awards and five Texas Headliners Foundation awards. He directed a global investigation of the asbestos industry that won the John B. Oakes award for environmental reporting from Columbia University and an IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He co-edited Public Integrity’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning project, “Breathless and Burdened,” an investigation into the flawed federal black-lung benefits program for coal miners. He recently received a prestigious Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Jim will work on a book for Beacon Press about a cancer outbreak at a chemical plant in western New York and inadequate health protections for blue-collar workers in America.