Harrison Salisbury was a well-known journalist and foreign editor. He is most notable for his time in Moscow right after World War II, being the first consistent New York Times correspondent after the war. He spent a good portion of his journalism career with United Press, mostly overseas, and spent the last two years of World War II as their foreign editor. He also was the Moscow bureau chief from 1949 to 1954 for The New York Times. Harrison won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for International Reporting and received two George Polk Awards for Foreign Reporting. He wrote a total of 29 books over his lifetime.
After the War, Harrison spent his time with the Times covering a lot of the activity in the south regarding civil rights movements. He also led the coverage of John F. Kennedy's assassination. From 1964 to 1972, he was the assistant managing editor, then became the associate editor until 1973 when he retired. He is considered one of the first familiar journalists that opposed the Vietnam War after he reported from North Vietnam in 1966. He also witnessed the student uprising at Tiananmen Square in 1989 while reporting from Communist China.
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