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In Memoriam

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein Remember The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee

woo1-004A public memorial service was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday for Ben BradleeThe Washington Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

The Post’s Dana Milbank wrote of the service:

“More than a thousand filled the cathedral, including scores of Post journalists current and former. Satellite trucks parked in the cathedral driveway and a dozen TV cameras were on the lawn, searching for glimpses of the luminaries inside, among them Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Justice Stephen Breyer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Jim Lehrer.” Read more

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The Washington Post Commemorates Ben Bradlee’s Legacy with New Staff Award

The Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan and executive editor Marty Baron today announced the creation of the Ben Bradlee Award to honor “the relentless and courageous pursuit of truth by an individual or team of Washington Post journalists,” as described in the announcement.

The award is named after The Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

Ryan and Baron wrote in their announcement on Post PR:

“Over the past week, we have all been reflecting on the life and career of Ben Bradlee. What emerges most clearly in all the recollections – many of them highly colorful – has been the depth of Ben’s integrity and his commitment to discovering the truth.” Read more

James Foley to Receive 2014 Oxi Day Award

James Foley, the American photojournalist beheaded by ISIL in August of this year, will posthumously receive the 2014 Oxi Day Award at the organization’s fourth annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Gala tonight. Foley was nominated by President Bill Clinton, who is expected to introduce Foley as the award recipient in a video. Oxi Day writes that Foley was selected “for his extraordinary courage in the defense of freedom and democracy.”

In advance of formally receiving the award this evening, Foley’s parents Diane and John Foley, who will accept the award on his behalf, sat down with FOX5′s Steve Chenevey to discuss their son’s career, his legacy, and their fight to bring him home.

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Ben Bradlee, Remembered on Twitter

Tweets on the passing of Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 93 of natural causes at his home in Washington.

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Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

woo1-004Former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee died today of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington. Bradley served as executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 – 91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

His wife and Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn discussed her husband’s declining health due to Alzheimer’s and dementia last month during an interview with C-SPAN. Just prior, he began hospice treatment.

The White House Tuesday night issued a statement from President Barack Obama on Bradlee’s passing: Read more

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz Passed Away at 51

f2672570abd6d9f0e311a2c08904942aMike Majchrowitz, White House correspondent for FOX News Radio, passed away Sunday at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer.

“Mike was an original – a solidly tenacious reporter, a thoughtful anchor and a good man,” said Mitch David, FOX News Radio VP. “He earned the respect of his colleagues for many things, not the least of which was his kindness. From our earliest days he helped Fox News Radio grow into what we are now. His voice was unique, as was his courage. Throughout his struggle, he remained positive and was an inspiration to us all. We will miss him.”

Majchrowitz joined FNR in 2005 to serve as a Congressional correspondent until 2010 when he switched to the White House beat. In 2012, he returned to cover the presidential campaign while battling cancer.

Funeral arrangements to follow. Click here as FOX News Radio remembers Majchrowitz.

Reporters Without Borders Launches Tribute Page for James Foley

JimFoley304In memory of James Foley, the American photo journalist beheaded this week by ISIS, Reporters Without Borders created a tribute page to serve as a forum where anyone, including colleagues and members of the media, can share memories and leave messages.

“To us, he was an extraordinary journalist, who abhorred violence and was motivated by the desire to highlight the plight of the victims of war,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “As an internationally renowned journalist, James’ work took him to Libya and Syria. While being held captive by the Islamic State, he remained impassive in the face of threats, clinging to the hope that he would eventually return home. Courageous and composed, he communicated his hope to his fellow prisoners.”

In a statement on Foley’s taped murder – that was posted to YouTube on Tuesday by ISIS – President Barack Obama described Foley as ”a man who lived his work, who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings, who was liked and loved by friends and family” and concluded by vowing “we will do everything we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.”

Visit the tribute page, here.

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Former CBS News Political Editor Dotty Lynch has Died

in-memoriamFormer CBS News political editor Dotty Lynch has died at the age of 67, POLITICO is reporting.

Lynch was with CBS from 1985 – 2005 and in 2006, joined American University as a faculty member until her spring 2014 retirement.

According to her AU faculty bio, the 2012 election was “Lynch’s 22nd election cycle in congressional and presidential campaigns as a professional journalist and pollster.”

For more on her life and legacy, click on over to POLITICO.

 

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dies at 73

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James Brady, former White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73, the Associated Press is reporting.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim “Bear” Brady has passed away after a series of health issues,” Brady’s family said in a statement obtained by the AP. “His wife, Sarah, son, Scott, and daughter, Missy, are so thankful to have had the opportunity to say their farewells.”

Brady survived a 1981 presidential assassination attempt on President Reagan. According to ABC News, “the shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.”

For more, including Brady’s work in support of gun control, click on over to ABC News.

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