2021 Journalism Awards: A China Reportage Reading List

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Public Service

Winner: The New York Times

January 6, 2020 – China Grapples With Mystery Pneumonia-Like Illness

By Sui-Lee Wee and Vivian Wang

February 1, 2020 – As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

By Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers
February 2, 2020 – Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

June 26, 2020 – How the World Missed Covid-19’s Silent Spread

By Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan and David D. Kirkpatrick
December 19, 2020 – No ‘Negative’ News: How China Censored the Coronavirus

By Raymond Zhong, Paul Mozur, Jeff Kao and Aaron Krolik

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Investigative Reporting

Finalist: Dake Kang and the Staff of Associated Press

December 3, 2020 – China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

By Dake Kang
December 30, 2020 – China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

By Dake Kang, Maria Cheng, and Sam McNeil
August 30, 2020 – In China’s Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown

By Dake Kang

March 5, 2020 – Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labor

By Dake Kang and Yanan Wang
The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in International Reporting

Also: The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Explanatory Reporting

Winners: Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News

August 26, 2020 – China Secretly Built A Vast New Infrastructure To Imprison Muslims

By Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek
August 26, 2020 – What They Saw: Ex-Prisoners Detail The Horrors Of China’s Detention Camps

By Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing
August 26, 2020 – Blanked-Out Spots On China’s Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang’s Camps

By Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek
December 3, 2020 – Inside A Xinjiang Detention Camp

By Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing
December 28, 2020 – We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps

By Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing
September 25, 2020 – A Uighur Woman Who Was At Risk Of Being Forcibly Sent Back To China And Detained Has Arrived Safely In The US

By Megha Rajagopalan
The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in International Reporting

Finalist: Staff of The Wall Street Journal

December 23, 2020 – How the U.S. Misread China’s Xi: Hoping for a Globalist, It Got an Autocrat

by Jeremy Page
December 10, 2020 – China’s Xi Ramps Up Control of Private Sector. ‘We Have No Choice but to Follow the Party.’

By Lingling Wei
November 27, 2020 – ‘Their Goal Is to Make You Feel Helpless’: In Xi’s China, Little Room for Dissent

By Chun Han Wong
December 30, 2020 – Xi’s China Crafts Campaign to Boost Youth Patriotism

By Liza Lin
October 21, 2020 – In Xi Jinping’s China, Nationalism Takes a Dark Turn

By Chao Deng and Liza Lin
December 31, 2020 – Beijing Accelerates Campaign of Ethnic Assimilation

By Eva Xiao, Jonathan Cheng and Liza Lin
December 28, 2020 – Pushback on Xi’s Vision for China Spreads Beyond U.S.

By Drew Hinshaw, Sha Hua and Laurence Norman
Livingston Awards, International Reporting

Winner: Chao Deng, The Wall Street Journal

February 11, 2020 – At Outbreak’s Center, Wuhan Residents Question Accuracy of Virus Tests

By Chao Deng
February 14, 2020 – In Wuhan, China’s Virus Outbreak Overwhelms Residential Committees

By Chao Deng
February 14, 2020 – One Doctor’s Life on the Coronavirus Front Lines. ‘If We Fail, What Happens to You All?’

By Chao Deng
Osborn Elliott Prize For Excellence in Journalism on Asia

Winner: Alice Su, The Los Angeles Times

December 17, 2020 – Inside Xinjiang, survivors of China’s internment camps speak

By Alice Su
September 3, 2020 – China cracks down on Inner Mongolian minority fighting for its mother tongue

By Alice Su
November 20, 2020 – China’s new campaign to make Muslims devoted to the state rather than Islam

By Alice Su
July 15, 2020 – First a pandemic, then the floods: Villagers in southern China face devastation again

By Alice Su
June 27, 2020 – China’s crackdown on professors reminds many of Mao era

By Alice Su
May 24, 2020 – Wuhan’s survivors find no closure from the coronavirus

By Alice Su
October 22, 2020 – Dreams of a Red Emperor: The relentless rise of Xi Jinping

By Alice Su

2021-06-12 | China & the World, Information Revolution, Level 2 Article | English |