The Journalistic Philosophy of Simon Denyer

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Simon Denyer is an award-winning journalist with many writing notches in his belt. He has authored some books on India, China and co-edited a book titled Foreign Correspondent: fifty years of Reporting South Asia.

However, he is best known for his work with the Washington Post, where he has had an illustrious career of more than twenty-five years. The Masters’ graduate in Economics from the Trinity College in Cambridge has worked in London, the US, Asia, and Africa. He was the Reuters Bureau Chief in Pakistan and Afghanistan, India and Washington.

While at the Washington Post, he was the Bureau Chief in Beijing in China, India, and most recently Korea and Japan. The acclaimed journalist was a foreign correspondent and editor.

Simon Denyer, as a journalist, is known for detailed stories that tackle hard truths. His journalistic style has earned him several awards that he has won in his career. The most recent award is a group effort by a Washington Post team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.

The award was on a story the team covered on climate change. Individual awards he has won are two National Headliners Awards for reporting on Chinese rule in Tibet and Japan’s whaling industry. He also won an Overseas Press Club of America award on China’s digital censorship and its surveillance. He was honored for Human rights story in 2017. Apart from being a journalist and published author, Simon Denyer has taught journalism courses in Japanese universities and is a respected public speaker.

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