Alumna of NYU’s Business & Economic Reporting masters course wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize

Sui-Lee Wee, an alumna of NYU’s Business & Economic Reporting masters programme, was a member of a New York Times team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the pandemic. Congratulations Sui-Lee!

She was recently promoted to serve as the company’s Southeast Asia Bureau Chief. In that announcement, the New York Times noted: “She was the first reporter at The Times to write about the virus now known as Covid-19 and was early to describe the life-and-death crisis through the divergent fates of two medical workers infected in Wuhan, part of the coverage last year that respectively won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and was a finalist for international reporting.” Two years earlier, the New York Times notes, Sui-Lee was also part of the team that “chronicled the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uyghurs, a series that was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting.”

More information about the NYU course and the other masters programmes that the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation helps to fund can be found here.

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