The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

Bad News Shows No Sign of Abating at the New York Times

By Marcus Warren in New York
London, UK, Wednesday, June 11, 2003


The bad news shows no sign of abating at the New York Times, America's top daily paper, still in uproar after scandals over journalistic standards, a staff mutiny and the resignation of its editor.

In the latest blow, the board that judges the country's most prestigious journalism accolade, the Pulitzer prize, is reviewing its award to the most notorious foreign correspondent in the paper's history.

Walter Duranty won the prize in 1932 for his reporting from Moscow but has since secured a reputation as one of the most shameless apologists for Stalin's Russia to put pen to paper.

The campaign to have his Pulitzer revoked has been launched by Ukrainian groups, seeking to draw attention to the deaths of millions of peasants in the 1932-33 famine. Duranty apparently knew of their fate but refused to write about it.

The Telegraph, London, UK, Wednesday, June 11, 2003,  For Personal and Academic Use Only