The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners

International Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to John F. Burns of The New York Times for his courageous and insightful coverage of the harrowing regime imposed on Afghanistan by the Taliban.


Columbia University President, George Rupp (left), presents John F. Burns with the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: the Chicago Tribune staff for its global examination of overpopulation illustrated by struggling families who continue to bear children they cannot afford, and Tony Freemantle of the Houston Chronicle for his reporting from Rwanda, South Africa, El Salvador and Guatemala on why crimes against humanity go unstopped and unpunished.