John R. Emshwiller

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John Robert Emshwiller is a senior national correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

In 2002, he shared the Gerald Loeb Award for his coverage of the unfolding Enron scandal with Rebecca Smith.[1] The two authored a book on the scandal entitled 24 Days.[1]

Emshwiller served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Californian, the University of California, Berkeley student newspaper, in Spring 1971.[2] An editorial written during his tenure has been attributed by many people[citation needed] as the cause the People's Park riot.[3] As an outgrowth of that event, and during his tenure, the University and the Daily Californian severed the University's official sponsorship, and the newspaper became an independent off-campus newspaper.[4]


  1. ^ a b John R. Emshwiller - HarperCollins bio,, Retrieved December 20, 2010
  2. ^ (17 January 1982). Deborah Yaeger Wed to John Emshwiller, Reporter, The New York Times, Retrieved December 20, 2010
  3. ^ (17 May 1971). BERKELEY PAPER MAY LOSE FUNDS, The New York Times, Retrieved December 20, 2010
  4. ^ Tzou, Alice (30 September 2005). Alum Editor Lauded for Revolutionary Career[permanent dead link], The Daily Californian, Retrieved December 20, 2010