Journalism

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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Michael Herr, 1940-2016

June 29, 2016

Michael Herr, the journalist and author best known for his Dispatches , his 1977 stylized book of Vietnam War reporting, died June 23 at age 76. Herr went to the war zone to write a series…

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David Lamb, 1940-2016

June 8, 2016

David Lamb, who covered the Vietnam War for United Press International,   died June 5 at age 76 of lymphoma and esophageal cancer. Lamb reported from Vietnam beginning in 1968, and---among other things---is credited with dubbing the…

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Creative Writing Contest: The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans

January 26, 2016

The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans is a creative writing contest for U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel. It's run by The Iowa Review   and sponsored by the family of Sharlet (in…

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‘Reporting Vietnam’ Exhibit to Open in D.C.’s Newseum

May 20, 2015

"Reporting Vietnam , " a multimedia exhibit showcasing how journalists covered the Vietnam War, opens May 22 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The extensive exhibit, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary commemorations of…

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Writer Query: Vietnam Veteran Interviews

January 24, 2015

Jack Griffiths, a staff writer at History of War magazine in the U.K., is working on a feature entitled "The Vietnam 50, " and would like to interview Vietnam veterans for it. "We are looking for veterans…

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Foreign Correspondent by H.D.S. Greenway

September 16, 2014

H.D.S. (David) Greenway's new memoir, Foreign Correspondent (Simon & Schuster, 304 pp., $26), looks at the nearly forty years he spent reporting for Time magazine, The Washington Post , and the Boston Globe from ninety-six foreign…

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A. J. Langguth, 1933-2014

September 2, 2014

  A. J. "Jack"  Langguth, who covered the Vietnam War for The New York Times  and who went on to have a long career as an author and journalism professor at the University of Southern…

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No Place for a Lady by Thea Rosenbaum

August 13, 2014

As Thea Rosenbaum stepped from a still-moving C-130 onto the Khe Sanh runway on January 29, 1968, she was greeted with the click -click of incoming rounds. Throwing herself behind some oil drums, the young…

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Jay Maeder, 1947-2014

July 31, 2014

Jay Edward Maeder, Jr., the newspaper columnist and editor and comic strip writer, died of cancer July 29 at age 67. He wrote the “Jay Maeder's People” column for The Miami Herald and later was…

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