Journalism

‘Dateline-Saigon’: What’s Old is New Again

July 18, 2020

Dateline-Saigon has been making the rounds of film festivals since 2017. This documentary—released by First Run Features on iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD on July 14, 2020—zeroes in on five young newspaper correspondents who covered…

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Komunyakaa on ‘Da Five Bloods’

July 17, 2020

Yusef Komunyakaa, the renowned poet who served a 1969-70 Vietnam War tour of duty as an Army journalist with the Americal Division's Southern Cross newspaper, gives his take on Da Five Bloods, the new Spike…

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Writer’s Query: Former VN War Pilots in Europe

April 4, 2018

Emmanuel Coris, who is writing an article for a French aviation magazine, is trying to contact former American pilots who flew in the Vietnam War who are living in Europe--and who have photos of their…

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Student Query: Vietnam Veterans and the News Media

November 9, 2017

A high school student in the Netherlands, Vibeke Gootzen, is working on a thesis on the impact of the news media on the course of the Vietnam War. She will be continuing that field of…

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Michael Hirsh’s ‘My Vietnam War’ Radio Doc

September 27, 2017

WGCU, the NPR station in Fort Myers, Florida, recently ran "My Vietnam War—During, After, and Way After," a one-hour special produced by Michael Hirsh, an award-winning television journalist and producer who served as a 22-year-old…

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Ann Morrissy Merick, 1933-2017

May 10, 2017

Merick was ABC's first female television field producer in the Vietnam War, and one of only a handful of female network producers who covered the war. In 1967, she and several other female reporters won…

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Nguyen Ngoc Luong, 1936-2016

December 8, 2016

Nguyen Ngoc Luong, a guide, translator, journalist, and photographer who worked closely with New York Times Vietnam War correspondents Gloria Emerson, Malcolm Brown, Fox Butterfield, Ralph Blumenthal, and Peter Shipler, died October 27 in Saigon.…

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Robert R. Timberg, 1940-2016

September 9, 2016

Robert R. Timberg, a Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, journalist, and acclaimed author, died September 6 at age 76 Best known for The Nightingale’s Song , his excellent book about five famous Vietnam War-era Naval…

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Jim Northrup, 1943-2016

August 4, 2016

The acclaimed poet, novelist, storyteller, and columnist Jim Northrup, who received VVA’s Excellence in the Arts Award at the 2014 National Leadership Conference, died of complications from cancer on August 1. Northrup, an Anishinaabe Indian,…

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Sydney Schanberg, 1934-2016

July 11, 2016

Sydney H. Schanberg, the former New York Times  war correspondent best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, died July 9 at age 82 . The story…

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