The New York Times' July 1, 2019 article by Robert D. McFadden on Binder's career, entitled "David Binder, 88, Dies; Chronicled the Cold War and Its Aftermath," stated that Binder was "[a] restless, relentless journalist [who] covered the Berlin Wall’s construction in 1961 and its destruction in 1989 — bookends to his many hundreds of reports on East-West tensions and life under the Communist regimes in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia."