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Name:     Paul Koberstein Profession:     Environmental Journalist
Relationship:  Johan WI line Country:     United States of America
Paul began his journalism career as a reporter, and then news editor, for a daily newspaper in Wisconsin. Later he was sports writer for the Oregon Journal and then a news reporter for The Oregonian where he worked until 1992. He won numerous state, regional and national journalism awards, including the top prize for investigative reporting from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in 1986, 1988 and 1991. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990, along with co-author Kathie Durbin, for a series documenting the devastating impact of logging on Northwest forests. That landmark series kicked off the notorious spotted owl debate. Paul has covered numerous major Northwest environmental stories for more than a decade. He was the first reporter on the scene of the oil spill by Exxon Valdez, Alaska, and he's credited with breaking the news that nuclear waste tanks could explode at Hanford - a story that eerily prompted government contractors to hire surveillance specialists to follow him for months. In 1993-94, Paul was a staff writer for Willamette Week. He has written for such national publications as Time and Outside, and in 1995 contributed to a series of articles that won the National Magazine Award for Outside. He has also scripted several documentary films. In 1994 he founded Cascadia Times out of frustration with the unwillingness of major newspapers to invest in in-depth coverage. Paul thrives on striving against the grain, digging deeply into a subject to get to the dirt of a story. He has earned his reputation as a formidable agitator to polluters, officials and sometimes his editors as well.
On Earth, Spring 2005 reported

Oakes Award

Journalist Exposes Something Fishy

The eleventh annual John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism was presented to Paul Koberstein of the Cascadia Times of Portland, Oregon, whose report "Plundering the Pacific" revealed rampant conflicts of interest in federal fisheries management. Koberstein exposed two members of a council that oversees Pacific fishing who not only were fishermen, but who also sold equipment to fellow fishermen and often broke their own rules. During the 1990s, longline fishermen killed about 1,500 endangered leatherback sea turtles each year.

Paul Koberstein

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002
	Name: Paul Koberstein
	Address: 8585 SW Canyon Ln
	City: Portland
	State: Oregon
	Zip Code: 97225-3964
	Phone Number: 503-292-5120
	Residence Years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Paul Koberstein
Location: Portland, Oregon Area 
Industry: Newspapers 
  Editor at Cascadia Times 
  University of Oregon 
The NW Examiner Versus ESCO, Round 3

12:19 PM November 9th, 2009 by Nigel Jaquiss

The Examiner hired freelancer Paul Koberstein, a veteran environmental reporter who has written for The Oregonian, WW and other publications, to examine ESCO’s emissions, which have been a major point of contention in the neighborhood. This month’s issue also includes a back-and-forth between Koberstein and ESCO’s environmental manager, Carter Webb, over last month’s piece.