As I wrote to NPR: "Melissa Block’ s heartfelt story following Wang Wei and Fu Guanyu as they tried to find their missing child and Wang’s parents amidst the rubble was journalism at its absolute finest. This piece deserves a Pulitzer. I was completely reduced to tears, and marvel at how Melissa managed to relate the story without completely dissolving into tears herself. She is to be heartily congratulated."
Rescuers worked frantically throughout southwestern China on Wednesday to reach the thousands of people still trapped in the rubble after Monday’s devastating earthquake. But, as the day faded, so did the hope that many of the missing would be found alive.