David Barboza

David Barboza has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004.

In 2013, Mr. Barboza was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” He was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

 
  

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Reporting From China

This speech is a survey of Barboza’s reporting on business, finance, labor issues, art and culture during his 11 years as a New York Times business correspondent in China. ...

This speech is a survey of Barboza’s reporting on business, finance, labor issues, art and culture during his 11 years as a New York Times business correspondent in China.

Investigative Reporting in China

This speech is a power point presentation on how Barboza investigated the family wealth of senior Chinese leaders, including the family of former Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. ...

This speech is a power point presentation on how Barboza investigated the family wealth of senior Chinese leaders, including the family of former Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

How I Report

This speech is a presentation to journalism students and others about how the world of journalism works, including samples of Barboza’s reporting techniques, including his profile of Jack Ma, the chairman of the Alibaba Group. ...

This speech is a presentation to journalism students and others about how the world of journalism works, including samples of Barboza’s reporting techniques, including his profile of Jack Ma, the chairman of the Alibaba Group.

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David Barboza has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004.

In 2013, Mr. Barboza was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” He was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

Mr. Barboza was a freelance writer and a research assistant for The New York Times before being hired in 1997 as a staff writer. For five years, he was the Midwest business correspondent based in Chicago. Since 2008, he has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief.

Mr. Barboza won two awards in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest: one for a New York Times article, "A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays.” He was also part of the team that won the 2008 Grantham Prize for environmental reporting for the series "Choking on Growth: China’s Environmental Crisis." In 2002, he was part of a team that was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Enron scandal.

In 2008, Mr. Barboza won The Times’s internal business award, the Nathaniel Nash Award. He has twice won the Gerald Loeb Award for business reporting. Mr. Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in history and attended Yale University Graduate School. He lives in Shanghai with his wife, Lynn Zhang.