Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl:
I’m thrilled to share the news that Anna Fifield, The Post’s Beijing bureau chief, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award, a $10,000 prize conferred annually for outstanding coverage of Asia. Anna is being honored for what the judges have called “her exceptional work over a long career” and “her remarkable ability to communicate insights to audiences all around the world.’’
“For many years, Anna Fifield has been the premier Western reporter on Korea, setting the standard for coverage of a story that occupies our front pages,’’ wrote Daniel Sneider, a member of the jury. "But she has also broadened her Asian expertise, as the Tokyo bureau chief for the Post and now in Beijing. She moves easily across the digital as well as the print space and is a crusader for diversity in sourcing. Anna Fifield, in short, is the very definition of a journalist in our modern era.”
Anna will receive the award at a special ceremony next month at Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. She is the 17th recipient of the prize, joining a distinguished group that has included Stanley Karnow, Orville Schell, Don Oberdorfer, John Pomfret and Barbara Demick.