February 16, 2006 — The 2006 receipient of the Shorenstein Prize for Reporting on Asia is journalist Melinda Liu.
The Shorenstein Journalism Award honors a journalist for a distinguished body of work that contributes to our understanding about the complexities of Asia. Liu joined Newsweek in 1980 and opened the Beijing bureau the same year; in 1998 she was appointed bureau chief. She has reported extensively on international policy, both in the U.S. and abroad.
- Listen to Melinda Liu’s remarks
As a foreign correspondent she has covered some of the top stories in recent history, including the fall of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Among numerous accolades, Liu won the Overseas Press Club of America’s Ed Cunningham Award in 1997 for the story “Hong Kong’s Handover to China.”
The Shorenstein Journalism Award is presented annually, jointly by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.