Duranty, Walter

Duranty, Walter

(1884–1957) journalist; born in Liverpool, England. Joining the New York Times in 1913, he became its Moscow correspondent (1922–41) and won a 1932 Pulitzer Prize for reporting. Regarded by some as an expert, he has been soundly criticized for pro-Stalinist bias.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.