W. Amoss


Jim AMOSS is the editor of The Times-Picayune, the daily newspaper for New

Orleans, Louisiana. A native of that city, Mr. Amoss began his journalism career as

a reporter for The States-Item, New Orleans’ afternoon newspaper, before moving

to The Times-Picayune, where he served as city editor. Since he became editor of

The Times-Picayune in 1990, the paper has won two Pulitzer Prizes, the first in its

163-year history, and has been a finalist for four other Pulitzers. The paper won the

Pulitzer’s 1997 Public Service Award for a series titled Oceans of Trouble: Are

the World’s Fisheries Doomed?, in which the newspaper’s reporters and

photographers documented the global forces that have led to the collapse of fisheries.

Mr. Amoss is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and

Associated Press Managing Editors. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Louisiana

State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. He has a B.A. in

comparative literature from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford

University, where he read for an M.litt. degree in German literature.


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