Former deputy Asia editor for the Associated Press, Bangkok, Thailand
Project: Developing A Woman’s World, a digital prototype for sustained storytelling — breaking news, policy, government reports, interactive features — about global issues from the perspective of women and girls, particularly in the developing world.
Duff-Brown, born in Portland, Ore., has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and communications from Hawaii Pacific University and a master’s in newspaper reporting and writing from Northwestern University. She served in the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1979 to 1981. She interned at The New York Times and worked at The Beijing Review, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel before joining the Associated Press. She was nominated for a Pulitzer in Feature Writing in 1997, and in 2003, won a third place SAJA Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia. She worked for the AP in Miami, New York and overseas, as a correspondent and bureau chief in West Africa, Southeast Asia, India and Canada. In 1997, she was named deputy Asia editor.
Duff-Brown discusses A Woman’s World, a digital prototype for sustained storytelling
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