NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY HELEN BERNSTEIN
AWARD
FOR
EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
1988-2002
NINA BERNSTEIN          

    This annual award honors journalists in their role in drawing the attention of the public to important current issues. To be eligible for the award, a book must be an outgrowth of the author's work as a journalist. The Award was established by Joseph F. Bernstein in honor of Helen Bernstein in 1987. The gift not only supports the award, but also endows the position of Chief Librarian in the Periodicals Section of the Library.

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2002 Nina Bernstein The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
2001 Elaine Sciolino Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
2000 James Mann About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton
1999 Philip Gourevitch We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
1998 Patti Waldmeir Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa
1997 David Quammen The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
1996 Tina Rosenberg The Haunted Land: Facing Europe'd Ghosts after Communism
1995 Joseph Nocera A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class
1994 David Remmick Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
1993 Samuel Freedman Upon This Rock: The Miracles of a Black Church
1992 Alex Kotlowitz There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
1991 Nicholas Lemann The Promised Land
1990 Thomas Friedman From Beirut to Jerusalem
1989 Judy Woodruff For her series of television reports focusing on the Iran-Contra Affair
1988 James Reston In recognition of his fifty-year contribution to journalism

 
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