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Posts Tagged ‘John Darnton’

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editor Pays Tribute to His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Role Model

SergeSchmemannPicDaily Princetonian writer Loully Saney took advantage of this week’s visit to campus by Pulitzer Prize-winning International New York Times editorial page editor Serge Schmemann (pictured) to ask the esteemed journalist some solid questions.

Alumni of Princeton and Harvard will definitely want to read the interviewee’s take on the differences between those two universities. When Saney asked which journalist Schmemann admires most, he got this wonderful bygone-era answer:

“Well, I had a lot of models, actually. Okay, I’ll say John Darnton. We were in Africa together — he was Times, I was AP. We spent some time together, then he went to Poland. I think he was one of the cleanest writers I have ever met.”

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Polk Awards Focus On War In Middle East

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The 2009 George Polk made history yesterday by announcing its first ever anonymous winners: the men and/or women who captured the footage of Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan dying after being shot during the controversial reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June. John Darnton of the Polk Awards called the video “an iconic image of the Iranian resistance.” Other winners of the highly-esteemed journalism award include David Rohde for his five-part New York Times series on being captured and held by the Taliban for seven months, and the Stars and Stripes trio of Charlie Reed, Kevin Baron and Leo Shane III for their piece on a secret Pentagon program meant to reward journalists who covered the war in a positive light.

Read More: Filmers of Iran Protest Death Win Polk Award in NY — New York Times, Files prove Pentagon is profiling reporters — Stars and Stripes

Previously: Kidnapped Journalist Rohde Answers Readers’ Questions