What's New: May 2021

May 18, 2021

This update features eight new biographies of important figures in the history of American journalism. It includes influential PBS news anchor and reporter Gwen Ifill; long-time CBS News correspondent Bob Simon; USA Today founder Al Neuharth; Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, journalist for the New Republic who was injured during World War I; Wall Street Journal editors Vermont Royster and Barney Kilgore; Marie Colvin, war reporter for UPI and the Sunday Times; and Jeremiah O’Sullivan, who played a key role in twentieth-century Catholic journalism.

Marie Colvin (12 Jan. 1956–22 Feb. 2012), journalist and war reporter
Gwen Ifill (29 Sept. 1955–14 Nov. 2016), political reporter, network TV news correspondent and anchorwoman
Barney Kilgore (9 Nov. 1908–14 Nov. 1967), newspaper publisher and editor
Al Neuharth (3 Mar. 1924–19 Apr. 2013), journalist and publishing executive
Jeremiah O’Sullivan (28 Apr. 1896–21 Dec. 1976), journalist
Vermont C. Royster (30 Apr. 1914–22 July 1996), journalist, columnist, and newspaper editor
Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant (23 Apr. 1881–26 Jan. 1965), writer and journalist
Bob Simon (29 May 1941–11 Feb. 2015), broadcast journalist

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