The Memorial

IN MEMORY OF JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE DIED
IN PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH.

Click on a journalist’s photo to learn more about their life and work.

  • Adam Ward

    Adam Ward

    1988-2015

    Adam Ward
    (1988-2015)

    Adam Ward

    Death of Death: 26-Aug-15

    News Organization: Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    WDBJ‐TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were interviewing local chamber of commerce official Vicki Gardner about upcoming events for the anniversary celebration of Smith Mountaian Lake when shots rang out. Parker and Ward fell to the ground, murdered on live TV. Gardner was wounded. The shooter was a disgruntled former WDBJ‐TV reporter who – in a chilling use of social media – filmed the attack with a body camera and posted it to Facebook, adding an angry rant on Twitter. Hours later, he shot himself after being cornered by police.

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  • Albert Hinton

    Albert Hinton

    1904-1950

    Albert Hinton
    (1904-1950)

    Albert Hinton

    Death of Death: 27-Jul-50

    News Organization: The Norfolk Journal and Guide

    Nationality: African American

    Biography

    Hinton was a correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association| National Negro Publishers Association and was Associate Editor of the Norfolk Journal and Guide. Before the Korean War, he covered race‐related issues, including the trial of the Scottsboro Boys in Decatur, Alabama. He was a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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  • Alexandra Tuttle

    Alexandra Tuttle

    1959-1993

    Alexandra Tuttle
    (1959-1993)

    Alexandra Tuttle

    Death of Death: 22-Sep-93

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Nationality: French

    Biography

    Tuttle was a freelance reporter on assignment for the Journal. She was killed in the battle between Georgian troops and separatists for control of a regional capital.

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  • Alison Parker

    Alison Parker

    1991-2015

    Alison Parker
    (1991-2015)

    Alison Parker

    Death of Death: 26-Aug-15

    News Organization: Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were interviewing local chamber of commerce official Vicki Gardner about upcoming events for the anniversary celebration of Smith Mountaian Lake when shots rang out. Parker and Ward fell to the ground, murdered on live TV. Gardner was wounded. The shooter was a disgruntled former WDBJ‐TV reporter who – in a chilling use of social media – filmed the attack with a body camera and posted it to Facebook, adding an angry rant on Twitter. Hours later, he shot himself after being cornered by police.

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  • Anthony Shadid

    Anthony Shadid

    1968-2012

    Anthony Shadid
    (1968-2012)

    Anthony Shadid

    Death of Death: 16-Feb-12

    News Organization: The New York Times

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Shadid was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Times photographer Tyler Hicks carried his body into Turkey. New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said, “Anthony died as he lived, determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East.”

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  • Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy

    1972-2015

    Avijit Roy
    (1972-2015)

    Avijit Roy

    Death of Death: 26-Feb-15

    News Organization: Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Nationality: Bangladeshi American

    Biography

    Blogger Avijit Roy warned that religious extremism was a virus that “will wreak havoc on society in epidemic proportions.” Based in the United States, Roy traveled to Bangladesh regularly for the national book fair and was attacked shortly afterward. An Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the attack on his life. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets to demand justice. Four other secular bloggers and writers were murdered in Bangladesh in 2015, including Roy’s publisher, in unprecedented attacks on free expression.

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  • Carley McCord

    Carley McCord

    1989-2019

    Carley McCord
    (1989-2019)

    Carley McCord

    Death of Death: 28-Dec-19

    News Organization: Lafayette, Louisiana

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    The day before she died, sports reporter Carley McCord came in on her day off to report breaking news about the New Orleans Saints for WDSU-TV in New Orleans, La. McCord’s father-in-law, Steve Ensminger, was the LSU offensive coordinator. LSU won and paid tribute to McCord by giving Ensminger the game ball. McCord was an in-game host for the New Orleans Saints and the Pelicans. She also reported for Cox Sports Television and ESPN3.

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  • Charles Govin

    Charles Govin

    1873-1896

    Charles Govin
    (1873-1896)

    Charles Govin

    Death of Death: July 9, 1896

    News Organization: Equator-Democrat

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    The correspondent for his own Key West, Florida newspaper had landed in Cuba just three days before Govin’s death. He was a member of a prominent Florida family. His murder helped inflame passions that led to the Spanish-American War.

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  • Charles Horman

    Charles Horman

    1942-1973

    Charles Horman
    (1942-1973)

    Charles Horman

    Death of Death: 18-Sep-73

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Executed in Chile’s national stadium in Santiago after a Sept. 11 right‐wing coup. A Harvard graduate, Horman was arrested in his home one day before his death. His father’s investigation of his fate inspired the 1982 film “Missing.” A State Department memo released in October 1999 cites circumstantial evidence that the CIA “may have played an unfortunate part” in Horman’s death.

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  • Chris Hondros

    Chris Hondros

    1970-2011

    Chris Hondros
    (1970-2011)

    Chris Hondros

    Death of Death: 20-Apr-11

    News Organization: Getty Images

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Hondros was an award-winning photographer who had covered conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2006, he won the Overseas Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal for photos he shot in Iraq. A White House statement said, “Chris’s tragic death underscores the need to protect journalists as they cover conflicts across the globe.”

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  • Dan Eldon

    Dan Eldon

    1970-1993

    Dan Eldon
    (1970-1993)

    Dan Eldon

    Death of Death: 12-Jul-93

    News Organization: Reuters

    Nationality: British-American

    Biography

    Eldon was covering the violent famine in Somalia when US Marines made the fateful mistake of bombing what they thought was a council of warlords in Mogadishu. Many innocent lives were lost, and in the ensuing riot, Dan and three other journalists were killed.

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  • Dana Stone

    Dana Stone

    1939-1970

    Dana Stone
    (1939-1970)

    Dana Stone

    Death of Death: 06-Apr-70

    News Organization: CBS

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    He and freelance journalist Sean Flynn were believed to have been captured by the Khmer Rouge. The two men had been nicknamed “the Easy Riders” by the Phnom Penh press corps. There have been conflicting reports about their fate. A photographer, Stone was working for CBS News when he disappeared.

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  • Daniel Pearl

    Daniel Pearl

    1963-2002

    Daniel Pearl
    (1963-2002)

    Daniel Pearl

    Death of Death: 01-Feb-02

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Pearl had been reporting on a terrorist who tried to blow up an airplane during a trans-Atlantic flight. The date of his murder is uncertain, but authorities announced his death after receiving a videotape of the murder. Four days after his disappearance, “The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty” sent an e-mail to news organizations claiming responsibility for the kidnapping, saying Pearl was an American spy. The e-mail contained four photos of Pearl, including one in which he is holding a Jan. 24 newspaper. On Feb. 12, Pakistani police announced the arrest of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, whom they identified as the prime suspect. In April, Saeed and three accomplices were charged with kidnap and murder. The trial was closed to the press and public. In mid-May, as the trial was under way, police found a dismembered body, identified as Pearl’s, buried outside Karachi.

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  • David Bloom

    David Bloom

    1963-2003

    David Bloom
    (1963-2003)

    David Bloom

    Death of Death: 06-Apr-03

    News Organization: NBC News

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    An NBC News correspondent, Bloom covered the war in Iraq and was reporting from the Iraqi desert. He was married and had three daughters. He had been the anchor of the weekend “Today” program on NBC.

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  • David Gilkey

    David Gilkey

    1966-2016

    David Gilkey
    (1966-2016)

    David Gilkey

    Death of Death: 05-Jun-16

    News Organization: Helmand Province, Afghanistan

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Gilkey was a seasoned photographer and videographer whose memorable images documented the end of apartheid in South Africa, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, famine in Somalia, and the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Weeks before Gilkey left for Afghanistan, a friend asked if he planned to give up war reporting. “Not yet,” said Gilkey. “These wars are not over. We need to keep going.”

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  • Dickey Chapelle

    Dickey Chapelle

    1919-1965

    Dickey Chapelle
    (1919-1965)

    Dickey Chapelle

    Death of Death: 04-Nov-65

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Chapelle was one of the founding generation of war correspondents when women were not officially allowed to cover combat. A daring pilot, parachutist and war correspondent- photographer, she covered World War II, the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the 1960 Algerian uprising, Lebanon, the battles of Fidel Castro in Cuba and the fighting in Vietnam and Laos. She was born Georgette Meyer in 1918 and had married and divorced Anthony Chapelle, a freelance journalist. She is the earliest known female correspondent to die in the Vietnam fighting.

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  • Don Harris

    Don Harris

    1976-1978

    Don Harris
    (1976-1978)

    Don Harris

    Death of Death: 18-Nov-78

    News Organization: NBC Correspondent

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Killed with two other journalists and U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., at the Port Kaituma airstrip outside Jonestown, the home of a religious sect led by Jim Jones. The group was investigating rumors of torture, kidnapping, and other offenses by the sect, known as the Peoples Temple. An award-winning correspondent, he had worked for television stations in several U.S. cities and was stationed in southeast Asia for a year with his network.

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  • Donald Bolles

    Donald Bolles

    1928-1976

    Donald Bolles
    (1928-1976)

    Donald Bolles

    Death of Death: 13-Jun-76

    News Organization: Arizona Republic Newspaper

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Died after losing both legs and his right arm in a car-bomb blast in a Phoenix parking lot where he had gone to obtain information about allegedly fraudulent land deals involving Arizona’s top politicians.

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  • Elijah Lovejoy

    Elijah Lovejoy

    1802-1837

    Elijah Lovejoy
    (1802-1837)

    Elijah Lovejoy

    Death of Death: November 7, 1837

    News Organization: Alton Observer

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    A Presbyterian minister and a fervent abolitionist, Lovejoy was shot to death two days before his 35th birthday as he sought to protect one of his newspaper’s newly delivered presses from a pro‐slavery mob. Mobs had previously destroyed three other presses. An abolitionist newspaper, the Emancipator Extra, praised him in poetry and prose as “liberty’s martyr.” Today, Colby College gives a press freedom award in his name.

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  • Elizabeth Neuffer

    Elizabeth Neuffer

    1956-2003

    Elizabeth Neuffer
    (1956-2003)

    Elizabeth Neuffer

    Death of Death: 09-May-03

    News Organization: The Boston Globe

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    An award-winning journalist who worked in many different countries, Neuffer was a 1998 winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award. The award noted that she had been “menaced by gun‐toting rebels, subjected to death threats, abducted by soldiers, robbed and threatened with rape.”

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  • Ernie Pyle

    Ernie Pyle

    1873-1896

    Ernie Pyle
    (1873-1896)

    Ernie Pyle

    Date of Birth: 03-Aug-00

    Death of Death: 18-Apr-45

    News Organization: Scrippts-Howard Newspaper Alliance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    The death of the Pulitzer Prize‐winning syndicated columnist prompted a front‐page story in The New York Times. President Harry Truman said, “The nation is quickly saddened. No man in this war has so well told the story of the American fighting man as American fighting men wanted it told. He deserves the gratitude of all his countrymen.” Gen. George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, said: “Ernie Pyle belonged to the millions of soldiers he had made his friends.” Pyle was killed just short of his 45th birthday ‐‐ older than many war correspondents and generally much older than the soldiers whose actions he reported.

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  • George Polk

    George Polk

    1913-1948

    George Polk
    (1913-1948)

    George Polk

    Death of Death: 16-May-48

    News Organization: CBS

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    His body was found washed up on the shore of Salonika Bay. He was believed to be on the way to meet the leader of communist‐led guerrillas during the Greek civil war when he disappeared. Long Island University’s Brooklyn Center gives an annual award in his name for foreign and domestic reporting.

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  • Gerald Fischman

    Gerald Fischman

    1957-2018

    Gerald Fischman
    (1957-2018)

    Gerald Fischman

    Death of Death: 28-Jun-18

    News Organization: Annapolis, Maryland

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    As shotgun blasts ran through the office glass doors, staffers hid under desks and behind filing cabinets. Some tried to escape through the back door, but the gunman had barricaded it shut. Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, “the conscience and voice” of the Gazette, was shot dead, along with community beat reporter Wendi Winters 65; editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sports reporter John McNamara, 56; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34. The accused gunman, who was arrested at the scene, reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because it reported in 2011 about a harassment charge against him. The newspaper had received online threats from the accused gunman. The Capital Gazette staff was awarded a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in April 2019 for their courageous commitment to report the news after the tragedy.

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  • Gregory Robinson

    Gregory Robinson

    ?-1978

    Gregory Robinson
    (?-1978)

    Gregory Robinson

    Death of Death: 18-Nov-78

    News Organization: The San Francisco Examiner

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    “Killed with two other journalists and U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., at the Port Kaituma airstrip outside Jonestown, the home of a religious sect led by Jim Jones. The group was investigating rumors of torture, kidnapping, and other offenses by the sect, known as the Peoples Temple. A photographer, Robinson had undertaken a wide
    range of often dangerous picture assignments.”

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  • James Foley

    James Foley

    1973-2014

    James Foley
    (1973-2014)

    James Foley

    Death of Death: 19-Aug-14

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    American photojournalist James Foley filed his photos from an Internet café in Syria on Nov. 22, 2012 and was headed to Turkey when armed men overtook his taxi and forced him into a van at gunpoint. He was covering Syria’s civil war for GlobalPost and Agence France‐Presse. A seasoned war correspondent, Foley was held captive for 44 days in 2011 while covering the uprising in Libya. After his assasination in Syria, his parents put out a statement: “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”

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  • John McNamara

    John McNamara

    1962-2018

    John McNamara
    (1962-2018)

    John McNamara

    Death of Death: 28-Jun-18

    News Organization: Annapolis, Maryland

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    As shotgun blasts ran through the office glass doors, staffers hid under desks and behind filing cabinets. Some tried to escape through the back door, but the gunman had barricaded it shut. Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, “the conscience and voice” of the Gazette, was shot dead. Community beat reporter Wendi Winters 65; editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sports reporter John McNamara, 56; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34 were also among the fallen. The accused gunman, who was arrested at the scene, reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because it reported in 2011 about a harassment charge against him. The newspaper had received online threats from the accused gunman. The Capital Gazette staff was awarded a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in April 2019 for their courageous commitment to report the news after the tragedy.

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  • Joseph Morton

    Joseph Morton

    1911-1945

    Joseph Morton
    (1911-1945)

    Joseph Morton

    Death of Death: January 24, 1945

    News Organization: Assoaciated Press

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    In dedicating a plaque where he was captured, an Associated Press executive commented: “Joe Morton came to this mountain in 1944 trying to report a story no other correspondent could tell, and trying in his way … to bring freedom from oppression, light into darkness, and tell others of the brave deeds of courageous men and women.” Morton was known for reporting exclusive stories, including the first interview with Romania’s King Michael after the collapse of Romania’s pro‐Nazi regime.

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  • Kent Potter

    Kent Potter

    1927-1971

    Kent Potter
    (1927-1971)

    Kent Potter

    Death of Death: 10-Feb-71

    News Organization: United Press International

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    A prize-winning photographer from Pennsylvania, he went to Saigon in 1968 and became his agency’s news photo manager for Vietnam. Potter’s remains are interred at the base of the Journalists Memorial.

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  • Kurt Schork

    Kurt Schork

    1947-2000

    Kurt Schork
    (1947-2000)

    Kurt Schork

    Death of Death: 24-May-00

    News Organization: Reuters

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Escorted by pro-government soldiers, Schork and several journalists were traveling in two vehicles when rebels opened fire.Schork was a native of Washington, D.C., and a Rhodes scholar. He had reported for Reuters for the past decade, covering conflict in Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo and East Timor.

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  • Larry Burrows

    Larry Burrows

    1926-1971

    Larry Burrows
    (1926-1971)

    Larry Burrows

    Death of Death: 10-Feb-71

    News Organization: Life Magazine

    Nationality: British

    Biography

    He covered wars, bullfighting with Ernest Hemingway, and Billy Graham’s tours in England, among other assignments. He was a two-time winner of the Robert Capa Award for “superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.” Burrows’s remains are interred at the base of the Journalists Memorial.

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  • Marie Colvin

    Marie Colvin

    1956-2012

    Marie Colvin
    (1956-2012)

    Marie Colvin

    Death of Death: 22-Feb-12

    News Organization: The Sunday Times of London

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Accepting the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation in 2000, Colvin said, “What’s important is trying to bear witness. The pain of war is beyond telling.” French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed in the same attack. The Marie Colvin Memorial Foundation was established to honor Marie’s legacy by supporting organizations working to ease the suffering of victims of war. She was known for her emotional accounts of civilians caught in the threat of war.

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  • Mark Kellogg

    Mark Kellogg

    1831-1876

    Mark Kellogg
    (1831-1876)

    Mark Kellogg

    Death of Death: June 25, 1876

    News Organization: Bismark Tribune

    Nationality: Canadian

    Biography

    Died along with more than 200 soldiers under Lt. Col. George Custer’s command. Given the assignment by the editor of his Dakota Territory newspaper at the last minute, Kellogg was the only correspondent at the battle but was never able to report his story. His last report said, in part, “by the time this reaches you we will have met and fought the red devils, and with what result remains to be seen. I go with Custer and will be at the death.”

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  • Michael Kelly

    Michael Kelly

    1957-2003

    Michael Kelly
    (1957-2003)

    Michael Kelly

    Death of Death: 04-Apr-03

    News Organization: Atlantic Monthly

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    In addition to being editor-at-large for Atlantic Monthly, Kelly was a columnist for The Washington Post. Previously, he worked for other newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and The New Yorker. He was 46, married and the father of two young boys

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  • Michel du Cille

    Michel du Cille

    1956-2014

    Michel du Cille
    (1956-2014)

    Michel du Cille

    Death of Death: 11-Dec-14

    News Organization: The Washington Post

    Nationality: Jamaican

    Biography

    Despite the risks, Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille made three trips to Liberia in four months to photograph victims of the deadly Ebola virus. Du Cille became the Post’s director of photography in 2007. But his passion for reporting drew him back into the field to cover dangerous assignments such as the war in Afghanistan, where he came under fire in 2013. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people.

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  • Miles Tierney

    Miles Tierney

    1965-1999

    Miles Tierney
    (1965-1999)

    Miles Tierney

    Death of Death: 10-Jan-99

    News Organization: The Associated Press

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    The Nairobi-based producer for The Associated Press, Tierney was covering Sierra Leone’s civil war when rebels opened fire. Tierney joined the AP in 1996, establishing the agency’s first TV bureau in New York.

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  • Nancy Parker

    Nancy Parker

    1966-2019

    Nancy Parker
    (1966-2019)

    Nancy Parker

    Death of Death: 16-Aug-19

    News Organization: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Nancy Parker was a well-known local news anchor at WVUE in New Orleans, where she had reported for 23 years on stories ranging from Hurricane Katrina to Pope John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis. Before arriving in New Orleans, Parker had reported in Columbus, Ga.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Baton Rouge, La. Known for her personal connections with co-workers and viewers, Parker won five Emmy Awards for her in-depth documentaries and feature stories.

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  • Nicholas Stroh

    Nicholas Stroh

    1938-1971

    Nicholas Stroh
    (1938-1971)

    Nicholas Stroh

    Death of Death: 09-Jul-71

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    He was investigating reports of an army massacre among provincial tribes during the coup that brought Idi Amin to power. His body and that of a fellow American, professor Robert Seidle, were later doused with gasoline and burned. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, and heir to the Stroh beer fortune. He wrote for The Washington Star and other U.S. newspapers.

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  • Philippa Schuyler

    Philippa Schuyler

    1931-1967

    Philippa Schuyler
    (1931-1967)

    Philippa Schuyler

    Death of Death: 09-May-67

    News Organization: Manchester Union Leader

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Killed when the U.S. Army helicopter carrying her crashed in Danang Bay. A child prodigy and later a concert pianist, composer, author, and journalist, she was a correspondent for New Hampshire’s largest daily newspaper. She was to leave Vietnam three days earlier, but delayed her departure to help evacuate children from Hue to Danang.

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  • Rob Hiaasen

    Rob Hiaasen

    1959-2018

    Rob Hiaasen
    (1959-2018)

    Rob Hiaasen

    Death of Death: 28-Jun-18

    News Organization: Annapolis, Maryland

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    As shotgun blasts ran through the office glass doors, staffers hid under desks and behind filing cabinets. Some tried to escape through the back door, but the gunman had barricaded it shut. Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, “the conscience and voice” of the Gazette, was shot dead. Community beat reporter Wendi Winters 65; editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sports reporter John McNamara, 56; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34 were also among the fallen. The accused gunman, who was arrested at the scene, reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because it reported in 2011 about a harassment charge against him. The newspaper had received online threats from the accused gunman. The Capital Gazette staff was awarded a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in April 2019 for their courageous commitment to report the news after the tragedy.

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  • Robert Brown

    Robert Brown

    1942-1978

    Robert Brown
    (1942-1978)

    Robert Brown

    Death of Death: 18-Nov-78

    News Organization: NBC Cameraman

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Killed with two other journalists and U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., at the Port Kaituma airstrip outside Jonestown, the home of a religious sect led by Jim Jones. The group was investigating rumors of torture, kidnapping, and other offenses by the sect, known as the Peoples Temple. He spent most of his career in California but had also worked in Asia and South America.

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  • Robert Capa

    Robert Capa

    1913-1954

    Robert Capa
    (1913-1954)

    Robert Capa

    Death of Death: 25-May-54

    News Organization: Life Magazine

    Nationality: Hungarian-American

    Biography

    Killed by a mine near Hanoi. Capa’s fame as a war photographer began with the Spanish Civil War in 1936. He also took memorable shots of the beach at Normandy.The New York Times called him a “specialist in the shot-and-shell school of photography … the kind of close-up lens artist who made veteran combat troops blink in uneasy disbelief.” He covered five wars in 18 years, including World War II. The Overseas Press Club gives an annual award in his name for “superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.”Capa received the Medal of Freedom from from U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1947 for his pictures of WWII.

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  • Sean Flynn

    Sean Flynn

    1941-1970

    Sean Flynn
    (1941-1970)

    Sean Flynn

    Death of Death: 06-Apr-70

    News Organization: United Press International

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    He was believed to have been captured by the Khmer Rouge with freelance journalist Dana Stone. The two men had been nicknamed “the Easy Riders” by the Phnom Penh press corps. There have been conflicting reports about their fate. He was a photographer for UPI, Time, Life, and other news outlets. He was the son of actor Errol Flynn and actress Lili Damita

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  • Sharon Herbaugh

    Sharon Herbaugh

    1954-1993

    Sharon Herbaugh
    (1954-1993)

    Sharon Herbaugh

    Death of Death: 16-Apr-93

    News Organization: The Associated Press

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Herbaugh died along with 14 others enroute to writing a story on the excruciating efforts to clean up the tens of thousands of landmines left behind in Afghanistan by retreating Soviet forces, mines that were killing and maiming hundreds of children. She had covered the war in Afghanistan for four years and was the first woman among 22 AP reporters and photographers killed in the line of duty beginning in 1938.

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  • Steven Sotloff

    Steven Sotloff

    1983-2014

    Steven Sotloff
    (1983-2014)

    Steven Sotloff

    Death of Death: 02-Sep-14

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    When American journalist Steven Sotloff crossed the border into Syria on Aug. 4, 2013, his car was stopped at gunpoint, and he was taken hostage by ISIS militants. A fearless reporter with a passion for the Middle East, Sotloff covered the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Yemen for Time Magazine and other publications.

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  • Ted Yates

    Ted Yates

    1930-1967

    Ted Yates
    (1930-1967)

    Ted Yates

    Death of Death: 05-Jun-67

    News Organization: NBC

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    A television producer-director, he had been fired on by North Vietnamese in Laos, stoned by communists in Sumatra, and caught in a student riot in Java. “Covering combat zones is spooky work,” Yates once said. “You have to stick your neck out a mile.” Said CBS colleague Eric Sevareid about Yates: “He was too brave.”

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  • Tim Hetherington

    Tim Hetherington

    1970-2011

    Tim Hetherington
    (1970-2011)

    Tim Hetherington

    Death of Death: 20-Apr-11

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: British

    Biography

    A photojournalist, Hetherington was a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine, which said he was “widely respected by his peers for his bravery and camaraderie.” He also directed the Academy Award-nominated film “Restrepo,” a documentary about the Afghan war.

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  • Toni Motta

    Toni Motta

    1948-1980

    Toni Motta
    (1948-1980)

    Toni Motta

    Death of Death: Nov-80

    News Organization: The Daily News

    Nationality: Italian

    Biography

    Motta disappeared in November during the so-called “dirty war” in Argentina against lefists and dissidents. An American citizen, she was a correspondent for her Rome-based newspaper, The Daily News. During the military regime of 1976 to 1983, thousands of Argentines, including journalists, were imprisoned, tortured, and killed without trial.

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  • Wendi Winters

    Wendi Winters

    1953-2018

    Wendi Winters
    (1953-2018)

    Wendi Winters

    Death of Death: 28-Jun-18

    News Organization: Annapolis, Maryland

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    As shotgun blasts ran through the office glass doors, staffers hid under desks and behind filing cabinets. Some tried to escape through the back door, but the gunman had barricaded it shut. Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, “the conscience and voice” of the Gazette, was shot dead. Community beat reporter Wendi Winters 65; editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sports reporter John McNamara, 56; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34 were also among the fallen. The accused gunman, who was arrested at the scene, reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because it reported in 2011 about a harassment charge against him. The newspaper had received online threats from the accused gunman. The Capital Gazette staff was awarded a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in April 2019 for their courageous commitment to report the news after the tragedy.

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  • William Biggart

    William Biggart

    1947-2001

    William Biggart
    (1947-2001)

    William Biggart

    Death of Death: 11-Sep-01

    News Organization: Freelance

    Nationality: German

    Biography

    A freelance photographer, Biggart lived near Union Square, not far from the World Trade Center, and had rushed to cover the story after hearing the first explosion. During his journalism career, which began in 1970, Biggart covered the Middle East, the Gulf War and Northern Ireland, among other hot spots.

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  • William Moore

    William Moore

    1910-1950

    William Moore
    (1910-1950)

    William Moore

    Death of Death: 30-Jul-50

    News Organization: The Associated Press

    Nationality: American

    Biography

    Moore was killed while helping wounded American soldiers overwhelmed by North Korean forces west of Pusan. He had worked as a reporter for the Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman before joining the AP in Denver in 1937. Moore had also served as a major in the U.S. Army in Korea before returning to Korea as an AP correspondent in 1948. His body was not recovered and identified until nearly five years after his death..

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