James Reston

Awards and Honors

  • Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, 1945
  • Overseas Press Club award, 1949
  • Overseas Press Club award, 1951
  • George Polk Memorial Award for reporting, Long Island University, 1953
  • Overseas Press Club award, 1955
  • Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, 1957
  • University of Missouri medal, 1961
  • John Peter Zenger Award, University of Arizona, 1964
  • Elijah Parish Lovejoy fellowship, Colby College, 1974
  • Regents Medal, University of the State of New York, 1984
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1986
  • George Polk Memorial Award for career achievement, 1987
  • Helen B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, 1988
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award, 1991

Other: Order of the British Empire (commander); chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur (France); Order of St. Olav (Norway); Order of Merit (Chile); Order of Leopold (Belgium); honorary degrees from twenty-eight universities and colleges in the United States and Scotland, including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Illinois, and University of Glasgow

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001.

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