Salisbury, Harrison E.


Salisbury, Harrison E.

▪ American journalist
in full  Harrison Evans Salisbury  
born , Nov. 14, 1908, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.
died July 5, 1993, near Providence, R.I.
 American author and journalist who as a foreign correspondent played a major role in interpreting the Soviet Union to English-speaking readers. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for international news reporting.

      Salisbury was a reporter for the Minneapolis Journal for two years while he was attending the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation in 1930 he joined the United Press (UP) and worked in the agency's St. Paul bureau. He held posts with UP from 1930 to 1948, variously based in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, and London, and Moscow in 1944.

      Salisbury joined the foreign staff of The New York Times (New York Times, The) in 1949 and served for five years as its Moscow correspondent and bureau chief. He returned to New York late in 1954 and was named an assistant managing editor in 1964. He was associate editor from 1972 to 1974 and editor of the New York Times' Op-Ed page from 1970 to 1973. Thereafter he traveled, hosted a television series, and wrote books and articles. A member of the National Academy of Arts and Letters, Salisbury was that organization's president in 1975–76. He won George Polk Memorial Journalism Awards in 1958 and 1967 and received many other awards and honours as well. Salisbury wrote 29 books, including Russia on the Way (1946), Behind the Lines—Hanoi (1967), The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad (1969), Black Night, White Snow—Russia's Revolutions (1905–1917) (1978), Without Fear or Favor: The New York Times in Its Time (1980), China: 100 Years of Revolution (1983), and The New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng (1992).

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