Walter Duranty May 25, 1884 – October 3, 1957) was an English-born American Journalist who served as the Moscow Bureau Chief of The New York Times for fourteen years (1922–1936). In 1932, Duranty received a Pulitzer Prize for a series of reports about the Soviet Union. He was later criticized for his deliberate cover-up of the Holodomor. He also defended the Moscow Trials, a series of show trials, part of the Great Purge.
Less often criticized are the roles played by the Jewish-owned and leftist The New York Times and the Jewish-owned and leftist Pulitzer Prize in supporting Duranty and by extension Stalin. In contrast, The New York Times both before and after Duranty did not hesitate to prominently publish many stories regarding claimed persecutions of Jews.