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A Brief Analysis of the Rhetorical Devices in Nicholas Kristof's Op-Eds.
About Nicholas Kristof
Born April 1959 in Yamhill, Oregon, Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for the New York Times. He is also a journalist, author and won two Pulitzer Prize. His column focuses on global issues including poverty, human rights and global health. Before becoming a journalist, Kristof lived in a rural area. In high school, he was on the school newspaper team as an editor. His journalist skills then spread to his local newspaper as he began working there. After high school, Kristof took a year to work as a state officer for the Future Farmers of America before going to Harvard. At Harvard he worked for the daily newspaper and was an intern at The Washington Post. He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and received a scholarship for Oxford University to study law. Kristof later embraced his global wanderlust by traveling to countries such as Poland, Egypt and Tokyo. Even so, he took his journalistic tendencies with him by working with The Washington Post and later New York Times. Now Kristof continues his work in the New York Times. Although his work has been criticized- including his work that focused on human rights abuses in Africa - Kristof has proven his credibility and writing skill many times. He has not only won the Pulitzer Prize, but also the George Polk Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.