WASHINGTON — WTOP’s national security correspondent J.J. Green took home the 31st annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.
The prestigious award recognizes journalists whose high standards for accuracy and substance help foster a better public understanding of national defense.
Green was honored for his multi-media series “Anatomy of a Russian Attack.” During the course of the series, Green interviewed a wide range of national experts and leaders about Russia’s cyber interference in the United States during the 2016 presidential election.
The judges said Green’s series “addressed on of the most critical national security issues of the year and for the future: Russia’s cyber attacks against America’s election infrastructure. At a time in which the debate over this existential threat to the country often devolves into partisan wrangling, Green stayed rigorously apolitical. Each segment contained examples that made the risks relatable.”
Green reports daily on international security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments. He also provides regular on-air analysis and guidance on global security matters.