Quotes by Walter Duranty

About Walter Duranty:

Walter Duranty was a Liverpool-born, Anglo-American journalist who served as the Moscow Bureau Chief of The New York Times (1922–36). In 1932 Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of reports about the Soviet Union. Duranty was criticized then and later for his denial of widespread famine (1932–33) in the USSR, most particularly the Ukraine mass starvation . Years later, there were calls to revoke his Pulitzer; The New York Times, which had submitted his work for the prize in 1932, now acknowledged that his articles constituted "some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper."

Author Bio

  • NameWalter Duranty
  • DescriptionAmerican journalist
  • Born1884
  • DiedOctober 3, 1957
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • AwardsPulitzer Prize For Correspondence