Jim Yardley

Jim Yardley

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James Barrett Yardley (born June 18, 1964 in New York City) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist currently working in New Delhi.

Yardley is a graduate of Walter Hines Page High School in Greensboro, North Carolina and received a B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, class of '86. He joined the Times in 1997 and first worked as a metropolitan reporter in New York, and then became the bureau chief in Houston, Texas in 1999. His topics have included social unrest, minority uprisings, and pollution issues in China.

From 1990 to 1997, Yardley was a national desk reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, based in Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.

He also worked for the Anniston Star and New York Times Company regional newspapers in Fairfax County, Virginia. As well, he has written magazine articles for The New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Essence and Redbook.


In 2006, Yardley and his colleague, Times Beijing bureau chief Joseph Kahn, won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for a series of eight articles on the "ragged justice in China as the booming nation's legal system evolves."

In 2007, a three-part article by Jim Yardley, "Crisis on the Yellow River" — published in three parts in the Asia edition of the International Herald Tribune — won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for explanatory reporting.


Yardley is a son of Jonathan Yardley, a book critic...
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