WASHINGTON (December 21, 2012)--The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) wishes to congratulate Gregory L. Moore editor of The Denver Post who has been named Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year by the National Press Foundation.
The National Press Foundation established the Editor of the Year Award in 1984 to recognize significant achievements of an editor at any level who has worked to enhance the quality of journalism in the United States. The foundation seeks to recognize a newsroom leader who excels as a leader, takes an innovative approach to reporting the news, adheres to the highest level of journalistic ethics, and maintains an encouraging workplace culture where those across the newsroom thrive. The award is named in honor of Ben Bradlee, who served as Executive Editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991.
In its release NPF applauds the coverage Moore helped oversee of one of the biggest stories of the year, "the Aurora theatre shooting spree – which occurred at midnight after the paper had gone to bed and relied almost exclusively on social media to inform the community of the horrific events that evening."
Moore has been editor of The Denver Post since June 2002. Prior to that he was managing editor of The Boston Globe where he had earlier been deputy managing editor, assistant managing editor for local news, city editor, and senior assistant city editor.
He has also reported for what was then the Dayton Journal Herald, before holding reporting and editing positions at The Plain Dealer in his native Cleveland.
Moore is a 1976 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is currently co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board. A recipient of Journalist of the Year Award from the New England Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), he is also a former NABJ board member.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.