Anna Fifield of the Washington Post wins Shorenstein Journalism Award

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) has awarded the Washington Post’s Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield the Shorenstein Journalism Award. The award, given annually by APARC, is conferred on a journalist who has produced outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting Asia and has contributed to a greater understanding of the region.

Anna Fifield
Anna Fifield

Fifield’s award recognizes her work over a long career reporting on the Koreas, as well as on Japan and periodically other parts of Asia. She will receive the award at Stanford on Nov. 14. On that day, she will also headline an APARC discussion focusing on how North Korea is, and isn’t, changing under Kim Jong-un.

“We are delighted to honor Anna Fifield with the Shorenstein Journalism Award,” says GI-WOOK SHIN, Shorenstein APARC director. “Drawing on her knowledge of Asian societies and her remarkable ability to communicate insights to audiences all around the world, Anna exemplifies how crucial it is to get the complexities of Asia right and the profound role of journalism in shaping public and decision maker approaches to our counterparts in the region. Walter Shorenstein, APARC’s benefactor and a champion of Asian-American relations, understood clearly that role. We are committed to upholding Walter’s legacy with this award.”

The Shorenstein Journalism Award carries a cash prize of $10,000. Among the award’s recent recipients are Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire and former editor of The HinduIan Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history; and Yoichi Funabashi, former editor-in-chief of Asahi Shimbun.

Read the full article and more on the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies website.