- Michael Wines
Michael Wines Born Stephen Michael Wines
June 3, 1951
Occupation journalist Spouse(s) Sharon LaFraniere Children three children Notable credit(s) The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, National Journal, The Louisville Times, The Lexington Herald
Stephen Michael Wines (born June 3, 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American journalist currently based in Beijing. He is the China bureau chief for The New York Times. Previously, he had been The New York Times 's bureau chief in Johannesburg and Moscow.
Education and early career
Wines graduated from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville Kentucky. Later, Wines became a 1973 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He received his M.S. degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1974, after which he became a general assignment reporter for The Lexington Herald.
Wines covered municipal and state government, politics and education for The Louisville Times from 1974 to 1981. He wrote about regulatory affairs and the U.S. Department of Justice for National Journal magazine from 1981 to 1984.
Career at major papers
From 1984 to 1988, Wines was a Washington-based correspondent for The Los Angeles Times.
In 1990, Wines was criticized by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting for his coverage of US involvement in the killing of suspected communists in Indonesia. In 2001 he had a pie, allegedly containing horse semen, thrown into his face by Matt Taibbi as a protest for Wines' reporting on Russia ("for his Putin apologism and ignorance of Russian culture") He has been bureau chief at international postings for The New York Times since 2002.
Wines is married to Sharon LaFraniere, who also writes for the Times. They have three children.
- ^ The New York Times Ask a Reporter Q&A: Michael Wines[dead link]
- ^ Renita Steeley (July 1990). "The Year of Dangerous Reporting". Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1523.
- ^ "NY Times Moscow chief gets a nasty faceful". Media Life Magazine. 2001-04-11. http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2001/apr01/apr09/3_wed/news7wednesday.html.
- ^ Matthew Fleischer (2007-12-13). "Matt Taibbi on How the US is Like Ike Turner". LA Weekly. http://www.laweekly.com/2007-12-13/art-books/matt-taibbi-on-how-the-u-s-is-like-ike-turner/.
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