Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Ben H. Bagdikian * The renowned journalist, newspaper executive, media critic and professor, who helped publish the Pentagon Papers and for decades was a passionate voice for journalistic integrity, has died. He was 96.

Mr. Bagdikian died Friday (March 11, 2016) morning at his home in Berkeley, Calif., his wife, Marlene Griffith Bagdikian, said.

His five-decade career in journalism was adventurous. In the 1950s he covered the civil rights struggle, including the Little Rock, Ark., school integration dispute, and rode with an Israeli tank crew during the Suez crisis.

In 1953, he and other reporters on the Providence Journal in Rhode Island shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a bank robbery and police chase. He also held a Peabody Award for broadcast commentary.

Mr. Bagdikian once said he had spent most of his career "exposing the neglected suffering of others. …

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