Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This Day in 1989: April 12, 1990, NYT Won Pulitzer Prize for Tiananmen Reporting

On April 12, 1990, the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting was awarded to Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn of the New York Times, "for knowledgeable reporting from China on the mass movement for democracy and its subsequent suppression."

They are the first husband-wife pair to be awarded the prize together in history.

The reports by New York Times on the 1989 student movement were among the most speedy and detailed among the western media. However, as historical records, it was actually fairly shallow and missed many important events during the movement.

Days of 1989

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