James Wright

James Wright

James G. Wright is a senior editor at the sped Crime and Corruption Reporting Project based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As deputy editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015, Wright led an investigation that exposed casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s secret purchase of the paper and covert efforts to undermine the Nevada judiciary. In 1985 Wright’s effort to protect a confidential source led to an Idaho Supreme Court ruling which established limited newsman’s privileges in that state. He has been a recipient of a Northwestern University James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism; a Society of Professional Journalists Ethics in Journalism Award; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice Award and a regional Emmy award.

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