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Gregory Shank Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Shank has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in journalism

Gregory Shank attributes his success to his direct personality, journalistic integrity, and true joy of writing.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gregory Shank with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Shank celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Shank has been at the cutting edge of current events as a journalist. Notably in his career, he reported live on Nelson Mandela's release from prison and the shift to democracy in South Africa. When glasnost and perestroika were emerging in the Soviet Union, he interviewed many of the principals behind this momentous change. He was also on location in Japan during the economic turmoil and subsequent recession in the 1990s. "I feel fortunate to have witnessed these monumental moments in history firsthand and am proud to have shared this information with the world," Mr. Shank says, noting that every serious journalist dreams of witnessing such watershed events.

Attributing his success to his direct personality, journalistic integrity, and true joy of writing, Mr. Shank has found success in every corner of his career. In 1974, he became an editor of Crime and Social Justice in Berkeley, CA, after earning two Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and criminology from the University of California, Berkeley. He later obtained a Master of Arts in sociology and education from the same academic institute. After nine years, Mr. Shank accepted a position as the managing editor of Social Justice in San Francisco, a publication with which he remained until his retirement in 2016.

In addition to his professional work, Mr. Shank served as the director of research for the Center for the Study of the Crime and Social Justice in San Francisco for four years, and was a member and president of the Board of Directors of Global Options until his retirement. Furthermore, he was a member of the editorial advisory board for "Law in Context," and editor of "Power, Politics and Order in the 1990s," "South Africa in Transition," and "Japan Enters the 21st Century," and also coauthored "Paul T. Takagi: Recollections and Writings" in 2012. Besides publishing articles in other professional journals, Mr. Shank has remained aware of current events through memberships in the American Civil Liberties Union, the Criminal Justice Editors Research Group, the East-West Project, the World Affairs Council, and Phi Beta Kappa.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Shank has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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