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Valerie Boyd, biographer of Zora Neale Hurston, has died

A founding officer of the Alice Walker Literary Society and a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Valerie Boyd received a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MFA in creative non-fiction writing from Goucher College. Valerie Boyd, world renowned author of the definitive biography of Zora Neale …

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IN MEMORIAM: Valerie Boyd, biographer of Zora Neale Hurston, dies

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D, NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Valerie Boyd, world renowned author of the definitive biography of Zora Neale Hurston, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, passed away on February 12, 2022, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In the interest of …

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Influential fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

André Leon Talley, former creative director and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73 years old. Talley’s literary agent, David Vigliano, confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today on Tuesday evening, but no additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who worked for Women’s Wear …

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Reagan biographer Lou Cannon reflects on politics and journalism

SUMMERLAND, CA – One of the giants of political journalism decided to hang up at 88. But anyone who knows Lou Cannon doesn’t think for a moment that retirement means more time on the beach or crawling on all fours with one of his seven great-grandchildren. Cannon has reached Chapter …

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NY Times reporter Kara Swisher visits Trinity College

Kara Swisher (left) and Sammi Bray ’25 (right), photo courtesy of Sammi Bray ’25 Sammi Bray ’25 Editor-in-chief “When you walk into a room, do you have any influence? Is the opening tune for Kara Swisher’s New York Times podcast, Sway. When Swisher walked into Washington Room at Mather Hall …

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Journalist’s coverage of serial killer captured in book

Bedford Park resident and former investigative journalist Janine Lazarus recently published her first book, Bait – To catch a killer. It tells his story about the crimes and activities of the Norwood rapist and serial killer in the 1990s. In her book, which was published in August, Janine details how …

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Journalist Masih Alinejad on the events in Afghanistan

This week on “TheWrap-Up,” hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt discussed another week of box office ups and downs, how “Jeopardy!” managed to spoil his new host hire and this year’s TheGrill panel. Next, Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad joined the podcast to discuss her ordeal as the target of an …

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Susan Chitty: eccentric writer and biographer

Lady Susan Chitty, who died aged 91, was born into trouble and has kept a nodding knowledge at other times in her life. A fine writer and perceptive researcher, she was always stylish even when money was tight, as was usually the case. Trotting daily on horseback through his village, …

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Friedan was a feminist leader and union journalist

By Bill Knight | Canton Daily Ledger Too often we are all in “silos” limiting our views, not having other experiences and information that might be useful. A good example is Betty Friedan, from lower Illinois who 50 years ago this week was the founder of the National Women’s Political …

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Edward Mortimer, scholar, journalist and UN official, 1943-2021

Edward Mortimer, who died at the age of 77, was the Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator from 1987 to 1998, speech editor Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general from 1998 to 2006, and distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Journalist, author, scholar and international civil servant, Mortimer managed …

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Journalist, two relatives succumb to Covid, his mother also dies

Fifty-five-year-old Kailassinh Pardeshi, senior journalist with Shiv spokesperson Sena Saamana, succumbed to Covid-19 at a hospital in Savadha village, Raver taluka, Jalgaon district on Thursday evening. Two of his close relatives – his younger brother Kishoresinh Pradeshi (52) and his wife Sangeeta (48) – also died of Covid-19 two days …

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Senior New York journalist Emily Stokes to be new editor-in-chief of literary-Art-and-culture News magazine, Firstpost

The journal was run for decades by founding editor George Plimpton and has become known for its in-depth interviews on the writing process and for publishing early works by Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, and many others. Emily Stokes will begin her new job as editor-in-chief of The Paris Review in …

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Veteran journalist Nnamnso Umoren dies at 68

A veteran journalist from Akwa Ibom State, Nnamnso Umoren, has died. Mr. Umoren, 68, died in Uyo on November 14, his family said in a statement released on Sunday. The late Mr. Umoren has distinguished himself as a journalist, speechwriter to several governors and life coach. He was editor-in-chief of …

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Prince’s biographer talks about the man behind the legend

In one rolling stone interview published in 1985, Prince told writer Neal Karlen about a pivotal moment in his life: the moment his father kicked him out of the house. From a phone booth, Prince begged his father to take him back: “He still said no. I sat crying in …

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Former Mattis speechwriter says surprised by retired general’s attack on Trump

Guy Snodgrass, who has been a key aide to former Defense Secretary James Mattis, said that while he was surprised Mattis recently released a rare public criticism of President Trump, he also believes that he was eager to speak. “Frankly, I think there is one element of Mattis that just …

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Obama’s speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz sets out on a Jewish journey in new book

When Sarah Hurwitz worked as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and later as editor-in-chief for Michelle Obama, she was often considered a good source of knowledge about Judaism. Except Hurwitz wasn’t. She had grown up nominally reformed. And after his bat mitzvah, Hurwitz felt his relationship with Judaism …

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Editor-in-chief and speechwriter to lecture on campus

Event details A conversation with Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Thursday January 24, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. Davenport College Common Room, 248 York Street Menu Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs and former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, will discuss navigating her dual career in politics and journalism during a campus tour on Jan. …

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Trump’s speechwriter ousting sparks racist debate

It took only 80 minutes after inflammatory racist emails started flying for the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank, to shut down an email distribution list linking hundreds of top conservatives . The emails that sparked the controversy began to ricochet at noon on Tuesday, in response to a call …

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Michelle Obama’s speechwriter shares her advice

As wedding season approaches, many bridesmaids and groomsmen find themselves polishing their speeches – and who better than a former White House speechwriter to tell them how to pronounce an address flawless ? Sarah Hurwitz, 40, worked in the White House from 2009 to 2017, first as a speechwriter for …

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Row on a century-old manuscript of Mont-Saint-Michel

The priceless tome was brought to an auctioneer in Alençon (Orne, Normandy) specializing in the sale of religious objects, by an anonymous owner several months ago. It was discovered that it was a collection of texts written in the scriptorium of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, and includes Latin writings of …

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Harry Middleton, former speechwriter who ran the LBJ library, dies at 95

Harry J. Middleton, who spent the last two years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency as a speechwriter but had a more lasting impact on Johnson’s legacy as director of his presidential library for more than three decades, died Jan. 20 in Austin, Texas. He was 95 years old. The death, …

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Shafik Rehman: Growing concerns for elderly journalist hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement | The independent

An elderly Anglo-Bangladeshi journalist has been hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement and denied medical treatment in prison, his family said. Shafik Rehman, 81, is a prominent journalist with dual British and Bangladeshi nationality. He has supported pro-opposition groups in the country and was arrested on April 16 on …

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Hillary Clinton and Lissa Muscatine: From First Lady and Speechwriter to Author and Bookseller

Their relationship has always been made up of words: written, spoken, unspoken. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lissa Muscatine have spent the past 20 years in the meticulous and infuriating quest to find exactly the right words at exactly the right time. As the first lady’s speechwriter, Muscatine voiced Clinton’s hopes …

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