Glenn Kramon, Stanford ’75, has been an editor for The New York Times for almost 30 yeas. Reporters whom he has supervised and edited have won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, and have been finalists for the Pulitzer 25 times. They have also earned a number of other honors including 10 George Polk awards for courageous journalism, seven Gerald Loeb awards for distinguished business journalism, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Grantham Prize for environmental reporting. In 2003, Mr. Kramon became the first recipient of the Gerald Loeb/Lawrence Minard award for outstanding work as an editor.
Kramon’s projects have included series about the dangers of distracted driving; the safety and environmental hazards of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks; the overlooked problem of concussions among young athletes; cheating on taxes, and loopholes and inequalities in the tax code; medical treatments used despite a lack of evidence that they work; the myths and truths about genetically modified foods; the ways the United States is an is not moving toward a more secure energy future; American’s who say they’re tired of supporting the welfare state when they are themselves the welfare state; routine abuse of clean-water laws; the financial exploitation of American soldiers; the exploitation of the elderly by a variety of businesses; environmental devastation in China; abuses of the developmentally disabled in New York, and the proliferation of tax regulatory breaks afforded religious organizations.
Kramon served as assisting managing editor overseeing long-term reporting efforts from 2006 to 2013. During that time the paper won 18 Pulitzer Prizes. In his previous role as associate managing editor, Kramon introduced a system to ensure that New York Times editors became good managers as well as good journalists, and oversaw other programs to ensure that staff members grow to their full potential. In 2007 he completed “Running the Newsroom,” a handbook for newsroom managers.
Since autumn 2014 he has taught a course on writing for business, “Willing Writing,” at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and this year was chosen by students as an Honorable Mention for the school’s Distinguished Teaching Award.