Interview with Barbara Crossette by Jean Krasno
A seasoned journalist, Barbara Crossette (United States of America, 1939 – ) worked for The Evening and Sunday Bulletin in Philadelphia and The Birmingham in Birmingham, in England, before she became a New York Times correspondent and reported from South Asia, South-east Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada and Washington, D.C. She was the New York Times bureau chief at the United Nations from 1994 to 2001, where she received many awards, including the Business Council of the United Nations' Korn Ferry Award for outstanding reporting on the Organization (1999), and the United Nations Correspondents' Association's lifetime achievement award.
Currently, Ms. Crossette serves as the United Nations correspondent for The Nation and a freelance writer on foreign policy and international affairs. She was holding these positions when this interview was conducted on 28 April 2005. Discussing the unique relationship between the United Nations and the media, Ms. Crossette evaluates how past Secretaries‑General have dealt with press and the way information about the Organization has been distributed.
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