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Glenn Greenwald. Glenn Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American political journalist, lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author.

Glenn Greenwald

He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013.[1][2][3] He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012, and an occasional contributor to The Guardian.[4][5][6] Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator. At Salon he contributed as a columnist and blogger, focusing on political and legal topics.[7] He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times,[8][9][10] the Los Angeles Times,[11] The American Conservative,[12] The National Interest,[13] and In These Times.[14][15] Early life and education[edit] Career[edit] Litigation attorney[edit]

Gary Webb. Webb's reporting generated fierce controversy, and the San Jose Mercury News backed away from the story, effectively ending Webb's career as a mainstream-media journalist.

Gary Webb

In 2004 he was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, which the coroner's office judged a suicide. Though he was criticized and outcast from the mainstream journalism community, his reportage was eventually vindicated; since his death, for example, both the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune have defended his "Dark Alliance" series. Esquire wrote that a report from the CIA inspector general "subsequently confirmed the pillars of Webb's findings. "[1] Geneva Overholser, who served as the ombudsman for The Washington Post, wrote that major media outlets including the Washington Post had "shown more passion for sniffing out the flaws in the Mercury News's answer than for sniffing out a better answer themselves.

E. D. Morel. Background[edit] Morel was born in the Avenue d'Eylau, Paris.

E. D. Morel

His father, Edmond Morel de Ville, was a French civil servant; his mother, Emmeline de Horne, was from an English Quaker family. Edmond died when the boy was four and Emmeline subsequently fell out with her late husband's family. As a consequence, Emmeline changed her name to Deville and raised her son on her own. To remove her son from the family's influence, she worked as a teacher so that she could send him to boarding school at both Madras House school in Eastbourne and later at Bedford Modern School. When Emmeline Deville fell ill in 1888, the money for school fees was no longer available and Edmund was forced to return to Paris to work as a bank clerk. George Seldes. George Seldes (/ˈsɛldəs/ SEL-dəs;[aa][1] November 16, 1890 — July 2, 1995) was an American investigative journalist and media critic. The writer and critic Gilbert Seldes was his younger brother. Actress Marian Seldes is his niece.[2] Influenced by Lincoln Steffens, his career began when he was nineteen years old and was hired at the Pittsburgh Leader.[2] In 1914, he was appointed night editor of the Pittsburgh Post.

In 1916, he went to the United Press in London and, starting in 1917, during World War I, he moved to France to work at the Marshall Syndicate. While there, he interviewed Paul von Hindenburg, the supreme commander of the German Army. After World War I, he spent ten years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. In 1927, he reported for the Chicago Tribune in Mexico, where he criticized the use of the country's mineral rights by American companies.

Seymour Hersh. Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C.

Seymour Hersh

He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and is a "five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award. "[5] He first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Early years[edit] Hersh was born in Chicago to Yiddish-speaking Lithuanian Jewish parents who immigrated to the US from Lithuania and Poland and ran a dry-cleaning shop in the far west side neighborhood of Chicago, called Austin.

Ida M. Tarbell. Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist.

Ida M. Tarbell

She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism.[1] She depicted John D. Lincoln Steffens. Steffens in 1914 Lincoln Steffens (April 6, 1866 – August 9, 1936) was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of the Cities.

Lincoln Steffens

He is remembered for investigating corruption in municipal government in American cities and for his early support for the Soviet Union. Biography[edit] Steffens was born April 6, 1866, in San Francisco. He grew up in a wealthy family and attended a military academy. From 1914–1915 he covered the Mexican Revolution and began to see revolution as preferable to reform. After his return, he promoted his view of the Soviet Revolution and in the course of campaigning for U.S. food aid for Russia made his famous remark about the new Soviet society: "I have seen the future, and it works", a phrase he often repeated with many variations.[3] The title page of his wife Ella Winter's Red Virtue: Human Relationships in the New Russia (Victor Gollancz, 1933) carries this quote.

Upton Sinclair. Early life and education[edit] Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Upton Beall Sinclair and Priscilla Harden.

Upton Sinclair

His father was a liquor salesman whose alcoholism shadowed his son's childhood. Priscilla Harden Sinclair was a strict Episcopalian who disliked alcohol, tea, and coffee. Sinclair did not get along with her when he became older because of her strict rules and refusal to allow him independence. Sinclair told his son David that around his sixteenth year he decided not to have anything to do with her and stayed away from her for 35 years because a controversy would start if they met.[4] Her lineage was of great affluence. Growing up, Upton Sinclair's family would move around continuously due to the fact that Sinclair Sr. wasn't successful. The Official Website of I.F. Stone.