Nobel Peace Prize awarded to investigative journalist with NJ roots

Maria Ressa is the third Nobel Prize winner announced this week with ties to New Jersey

One of the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, investigative journalist Maria Ressa, is a 1982 graduate of Toms River High School and a 1986 graduate of Princeton University. Ressa is the third Nobel Prize winner announced this week with a New Jersey connection.

She shares the prize with Dmitry Muratov of Russia, for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have been murdered and media outlets have faced persistent attacks.

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