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."