- Associated Press - Sunday, October 5, 2014

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A New York Times reporter is in Maine to receive the Lovejoy Award.

James Risen is being honored Sunday for courageous journalism for facing down the prospect of jail by refusing to reveal a CIA source of classified information.

The award is named for a Colby graduate who died in 1837 while defending his press against a pro-slavery mob in Illinois.

Risen and a colleague won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the National Security Agency. He also was part of a group that won a Pulitzer after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The federal government is currently trying to force him to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.



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