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August 9, 2012 |
Although Nick B. Williams Jr. would carve out a distinguished career as an editor and foreign correspondent at the Los Angeles Times, he first had to overcome the "junior" at the end of his name. He joined the newspaper in the late 1960s when his father, Nick B. Williams Sr., was editor of The Times, and a highly regarded one at that. "When Nick junior was added to the staff, a number of people - cynics mainly - said, 'He's the editor's son. What the hell is he going to do?' Turns out, if they had waited 20 minutes, they would have found out he was a terrific editor and a terrific reporter," George Cotliar, a former managing editor of The Times, said Wednesday.
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February 18, 2012 |
Reporting from New York -- Anthony Shadid, a journalist who gave voice to those muffled by the turmoil around them — from Iraqi families enveloped in civil war to young Libyans spurred to take up arms against a dictator — died while doing just that: reporting from Syria in defiance of official attempts to limit media coverage of the bloodshed there. Shadid, who died Thursday at 43, was stricken by an apparent asthma attack while preparing to leave Syria with his New York Times colleague, photographer Tyler Hicks.
June 9, 1989
Jack Belden, 79, an author and foreign correspondent who covered China both before and after World War II and Africa and Europe during the war. He worked for United Press in the 1930s and then for Time and Life magazines in Burma and North Africa before returning to China to cover the rise to power of Mao Zedong. He wrote three books, "Retreat With Stillwell" (1943), "Still Time to Die" (1944) and "China Shakes the World" (1949). In Paris on Sunday of lung cancer.
July 5, 1990 |
Marquis W. Childs, foreign correspondent, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, has died at age 87. Childs, former Washington bureau chief for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, had been in failing health in recent months. A spokesman for the newspaper said he died Saturday at Children's Hospital of San Francisco after lapsing into a coma at his retirement home there.
November 18, 1994
Don Schanche, a retired Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who was one of the most widely traveled and highly regarded journalists of his time, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Key Biscayne, Fla. He was 68. Schanche came to The Times in 1976 from a distinguished career as a magazine editor and writer.
October 18, 1995
Tom Lambert, veteran foreign correspondent who was described by a frustrated Nikita Khruschev as "the garbage collector" for his ability to find and publish suppressed facts despite censorship in the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 83. Lambert, who wrote for The Times for 13 years, died Sunday in his home in Fairfax, Va., of cancer, his daughter, Mikel Lambert Rowe, said Tuesday.