Burns gets a Lovejoy
Colby College has given its annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award to a longtime New York Times foreign correspondent who has won the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions…
…John F. Burns is a longtime foreign correspondent for The New York Times who won the Pulitzer in 1993 for his coverage of the destruction of Sarajevo and war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and in 1997 for his coverage of the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan.
The Lovejoy Award was established in 1952 and is given annually to a journalist who defends the freedom of the press. It’s named for a Colby graduate who was murdered in 1837 while defending his press against a pro-slavery mob in Illinois. link