Jasper M. Rischen


Jasper M. Rischen

Jasper M. Rischen graduated with high honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, winning a Pulitzer grant awarded to top students, as well as the Henry N. Taylor Award for best foreign student and a DuPont/Judy F. Crichton Award for best thesis film. He was the recipient of a Maria Moors Cabot Prize Scholarship and was named the Paul Steiger Annual Fund Scholar. Originally from The Netherlands, he worked as the U.S. producer for leading Dutch TV news shows prior to joining Columbia. For them, he produced a wide range of stories from veterans struggling with heroin abuse to the disappearance of the middle class, in addition to booking interviews with John McCain, filming an interview with Hillary Clinton and covering the 2012 elections. Jasper is working on his first feature documentary film Remember My Name, which follows LGBTQ Navajos involved with their tribal presidential election.

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