The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

International Reporting

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Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry

Clifford J. Levy was named Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times in July 2007, a year after becoming a Moscow correspondent for The Times. Before that, he was a projects reporter for the Metropolitan desk of The Times from 2000 to 2005. He was also Albany bureau chief, metro political reporter, City Hall correspondent and Newark correspondent. He joined The Times in 1990 as a news assistant, and was promoted to reporter in 1992.

Mr. Levy won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, The Times's first award in that category since it was created in 1985, for a three-part series that exposed the sometimes-fatal neglect of mentally ill people in privately run adult homes regulated by New York State. Mr. Levy also received a George Polk Award for that series. In 1999 he won a Polk Award for articles on the campaign finance practices of prominent state officials in New York.

In 2009, Mr. Levy was the International Print Winner for the RFK Journalism Awards for "Kremlin Rules,' a series about the erosion of democracy in Russia. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Mr. Levy the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Foreign Correspondence for the series, and he won a 2009 EPpy Award in the category of Best Web Special Feature Enterprise for this series.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on June 15, 1967, Mr. Levy graduated from Princeton University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in public policy and international affairs.

Mr. Levy is married with three children.

Ellen Barry became the Moscow correspondent for The New York Times in June 2008. She joined The Times as a Metro reporter in January 2007. Before joining The Times, Ms. Barry was a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she covered Ned Lamont's campaign, the Amish school shooting and exurban sentiments on immigration. From 2004 to 2006, she was the Atlanta bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. From 1999 to 2003, Ms. Barry worked for The Boston Globe, first as a New England rover, then briefly in central Asia, and subsequently as a mental health beat reporter. In November 2003, she worked on the paper's Iraq foreign desk.

From 1996 to 1999, she was a feature writer at the Boston Phoenix, and from 1993 to 1995, she was a staff reporter for The Moscow Times. Ms. Barry began her career in journalism as a managing board member of The Yale Daily News in 1993.

Ms. Barry was part of The New York Times team that was a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Breaking News Reporting for reporting on a fire in the Bronx that killed nine people. She was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004 for her beat reporting on mental health, and a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Writing for a series, "Lost Boys of Sudan." This series also earned her the American Society of Newspaper Editors 2002 Distinguished Writing Award for Non-Deadline Writing. She is the recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors 2004 Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting by a Team for coverage of the Rhode Island nightclub fire.

Born April II, 1971, in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ms. Barry graduated from Yale University in 1993 with a B.A. in English literature and additional coursework in nonfiction writing and Russian language. She was awarded the 1993 Wallace Non-Fiction Prize and the 1993 Wright Prize for best essay by a senior.