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Joshua Kors
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Born (1978-09-17) September 17, 1978 (age 36)
Occupation Reporter
Notable credit(s) The Nation
Website
http://www.joshuakors.com

Joshua Kors is an investigative reporter for The Nation. He covers military and veterans' issues.

Life

Kors is from Walnut Creek, California, where he attended Las Lomas High School. He has a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism in New York and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College. Kors is currently working on a law degree at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

Career

Before moving to New York, Kors worked as a reporter for The Spectrum, a Gannett newspaper in southern Utah. His reports included an examination of the Utah National Guard[2] and an interview with Senator Orrin Hatch on stem-cell research.[3]

From 2004 to 2005 Kors worked at KCBS in San Francisco, while reporting on politics and education for the Contra Costa Times.

Kors earned national attention in 2007[4][5] for his work uncovering the veterans' benefits scandal. His three-part series[6] showed how military doctors are purposely misdiagnosing soldiers wounded in Iraq, labeling them mentally ill in order to deny them medical care and disability pay.

He continued his reporting with ABC News, collaborating with Bob Woodruff on "World News Tonight" and "Nightline" pieces covering the scandal.[7] The "Nightline" report was part of a series on the struggles of wounded soldiers, which won the Peabody Award.[8]

In July 2007 Kors testified[9] before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which convened to investigate his reporting. His testimony led to the creation of several bills[10] in Congress, including a new law[11] governing military discharges signed by President Bush in January 2008.

His work is featured in the American Society of Magazine Editors' anthology "The Best American Magazine Writing 2008."[12]

Kors' reporting has been featured on CNN,[13] PBS,[14][15] BBC,[16][17] KGO Radio (ABC News, San Francisco),[18] Washington Post Radio[19] and in print in the Huffington Post,[20] Village Voice[21] and Nieman Reports,[22] Harvard's journalism quarterly.

Awards

He is the winner of the National Magazine Award,[23] George Polk Award,[24] IRE Award,[25] National Headliner Award,[26] Casey Medal,[27] Deadline Club Award,[28] Mental Health Media Award,[29] the National Press Club's Hume Award[30] and the Military Reporters and Editors Award.[31] He was also a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award,[32] Livingston Award,[33] Tom Renner Award,[34] John Bartlow Martin Award,[35] Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism,[36] Molly Ivins Prize,[37] Harvard University's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting[38] and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.[39]

References

  1. ^ Kors, Joshua. "No Longer Neutral," Amherst Magazine (Summer 2013)
  2. ^ Kors, Joshua. "Another Kind of Ground Zero," The Spectrum (January 28, 2002)[1]
  3. ^ Kors, Joshua. "Family Affected By Parkinson's Looks to Stem-Cell Research, Senator Hatch for Help," The Spectrum (August 12, 2001)[2]
  4. ^ Harrington, Theresa. "Las Lomas Grad Makes His Mark: Kors earns journalism awards after exposing military scandal," Contra Costa Times (March 6, 2008)[3]
  5. ^ PBS: Now on the News. "Joshua Kors on how the U.S. Army 'cheats' some veterans out of their benefits" (April 6, 2007)[4]
  6. ^ Kors, Joshua. "Thanks for Nothing: How Specialist Town Won a Purple Heart and Lost His Benefits," The Nation (April 9, 2007; October 15, 2007; April 26, 2010)[5]
  7. ^ ABC News. "Questionable Treatment for Some Iraq Heroes," Bob Woodruff, James Hill, Jaime Hennessey and Joshua Kors (July 12, 2007)[6]
  8. ^ Associated, The (April 2, 2008). "2007 Peabody Award winners". USA Today. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Personality Disorder Hearing (July 25, 2007): Complete Audio [7]
  10. ^ "Personality Disorder Discharge legislation". Joshuakors.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "The New Law on Personality Disorder". Joshuakors.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors, "The Best American Magazine Writing 2008"[8]
  13. ^ "CNN. "Paula Zahn Now" (July 25, 2007)". Joshuakors.com. December 27, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ Now – Pbs (June 13, 2008). "PBS. "Fighting the Army" (June 13, 2008)". Pbs.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "PBS. "Q&A with ‘The Nation’ Journalist Joshua Kors," (April 6, 2007)". Pbs.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  16. ^ "BBC. "Here and Now with Robin Young" (May 3, 2010)". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "BBC. "The World" (May 7, 2010)". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ KGO-AM (ABC News, San Francisco. “The Gene Burns Program” (April 18, 2007) [9]
  19. ^ Washington Post Radio. “Lunch and Later” with Jim Bohannon (July 13, 2007 [10]
  20. ^ "Blog Entries by Joshua Kors". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Kors, Joshua. "Through The Cracks," Village Voice (April 28, 2009)". Joshuakors.com. April 29, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Kors, Joshua. "The Neutrality Maze," Nieman Reports (Summer 2008)". Joshuakors.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  23. ^ "2008 National Magazine Award winners". Magazine.org. November 1, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  24. ^ "2007 George Polk Award winners". Brooklyn.liu.edu. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  25. ^ 2007 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award[dead link]
  26. ^ "2008 National Headliner Award winners, Print Division". Nationalheadlinerawards.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  27. ^ 2008 Casey Medal Winners[dead link]
  28. ^ "2011 Deadline Club Awards: Winners and Finalists". Deadlineclub.org. May 8, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  29. ^ "2008 Mental Health Media Award Winners". Mentalhealthamerica.net. June 6, 2008. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  30. ^ "2011 National Press Club Award winners". Press.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  31. ^ 2008 Military Reporters and Editors Awards: Joseph Galloway Award
  32. ^ "2008 Michael Kelly Award winner and finalists". Kellyaward.com. January 12, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  33. ^ "2008 Livingston Award finalists". Livawards.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  34. ^ 2007 Tom Renner Award winner and finalists[dead link]
  35. ^ 20th Annual John Bartlow Martin Award For Public Interest Magazine Journalism: Winner and Finalists [11]
  36. ^ "2010 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism: Winner and Finalists". Medill.northwestern.edu. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  37. ^ "2011 Molly Ivins Prize Winners". Texasobserver.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  38. ^ 2008 Goldsmith Prize winner and finalists[dead link]
  39. ^ American Bar Association's 2008 Silver Gavel Award Winners[dead link]

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