NY Journalist Wins Lovejoy Award
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) _ A New York Times reporter who faced the prospect of jail for refusing to reveal a CIA source of classified information is recipient of this year's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award.
The federal government is trying to force James Risen to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information. Risen used an unidentified source for his book detailing CIA's efforts against Iran's nuclear program.
Risen will accept the Lovejoy at Maine's Colby College on Sunday. It's named for a Colby graduate who died in 1837 while defending his press against a pro-slavery mob in Illinois.
Risen and a colleague won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the National Security Agency. He was part of a group that won a Pulitzer after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.