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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous journalists.

Journalists are the ones who seek and collect information from various sources and distribute it as news to a wider audience through means such as newspapers, radio, television or internet. The term journalist covers a wide category of professionals involved in the collection and presentation of information especially through publishing and broadcasting means. Journalism is a very demanding profession, especially in today’s fast-paced life. Journalists are known to work long and grueling hours, visit inhospitable places, and interact with unreceptive people in their quest to gather valuable information in the quickest possible manner. Journalists may work as reporters who research for information and write reports for the publications they work for. And there are photojournalists who convey their messages through photographs accompanied by a story or caption. There are some journalists who cover all types of stories, ranging from current affairs to global politics, while some others choose to specialize in a given category like sports or crime. This field also includes feature writers who write longer pieces to provide background to a popular news story and specialist writers who provide columns and commentary on topics such as food, traveling, relationships, entertainment, etc. Journalism is a dynamic field, ever evolving to include newer genres like alternative journalism, convergence journalism and new journalism. Read on to learn about the life and works of famous journalists from all over the world.
A. J. Liebling A. J. Liebling
(American)

A. J. Liebling was a prominent American ...

A. N. Wilson A. N. Wilson
(British)

Born in Staffordshire England, Andrew Norman ...

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown
(American)

A veteran anchor and journalist, Aaron Brown shot ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua
(Ghanaian)

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

Alan Cranston Alan Cranston
(American)

Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a ...

Alberto Moravia Alberto Moravia
(Italian)

Alberto Moravia was a renowned Italian novelist ...

Alexander Woollcott Alexander Woollcott
(American)

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American ...

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
(American)

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American ...

Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper
(American)

Anderson Hays Cooper is an award winning ...

Angela Carter Angela Carter
(British)

Angela Carter was a legendary English fiction ...

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter
(American)

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is ...

Anna Wintour Anna Wintour
(British)

Anna Wintour is a fashion journalist and ...

Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington
(American)

Arianna Huffington is an author, philanthropist, ...

Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler
(Hungarian,British)

Arthur Koestler was a British author and ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Roa_Bastos Augusto Roa Bastos
(Paraguayan)

Augusto Roa Bastos enjoyed a reputable career as ...

Banjo Paterson Banjo Paterson
(Australian)

Banjo Paterson’s was a native Australian whose ...

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich
(American)

Barbara Ehrenreich is an American writer and ...

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Italian,American)

Barbara Harrison was an American author and ...

Barbara Walters Barbara Walters
(American)

Barbara Jill Walters is a television personality ...

Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee
(American)

As an executive editor of one of the leading ...

Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw
(British)

Ben Bradshaw is a British politician who has been ...

Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly
(American)

A popular television show host, radio personality ...

Bret Harte Bret Harte
(American)

Bret Harte was an American writer; poet and ...

Brian Williams Brian Williams
(American)

Brian Douglas Williams is a Peabody Award winning ...

C.P. Scott C.P. Scott
(British)

C. P. Scott was a famous British journalist, who ...

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
(Australian)

Catherine Helen Spence was one of the most ...

Chris Matthews Chris Matthews
(American)

Christopher John “Chris” Matthews is famous ...

Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens
(British,American)

Christopher Eric Hitchens was a world famous ...

Christopher Morley Christopher Morley
(American)

Christopher Morley was an extremely illustrious ...

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
(American)

Charles Michael ‘Chuck’ Palahniuk is a low ...

David Brinkley David Brinkley
(American)

In the history of electronic journalism, very few ...

David Brooks David Brooks
(Canadian,American)

David Brooks is a Canadian born American ...

David Simon David Simon
(American)

David Simon, the former investigative reporter of ...

Dith Pran Dith Pran
(American)

Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist; he was ...

Don Marquis Don Marquis
(American)

Don Marquis was a renowned newspaper columnist, ...

Dorothy Day Dorothy Day
(American)

The founder of ‘The Catholic Worker’, Dorothy ...

Elvira Lindo Elvira Lindo
(Spanish)

Elvira Lindo is a Spanish scriptwriter, ...

Franklin Pierce Adams Franklin Pierce Adams
(American)

One of the most popular, widely read newspaper ...

George Alagiah George Alagiah
(British)

George Maxwell Alagiah is a British journalist of ...

George Orwell George Orwell
(British)

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, ...

George Will George Will
(American)

Regarded as one of the most popular and ...

Giuseppe Ungaretti Giuseppe Ungaretti
(Italian)

Giuseppe Ungaretti was an Italian modernist poet ...

H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken
(American)

Mencken, known as the ‘Sage of Baltimore’ was ...

Henry Adams Henry Adams
(American)

Henry Adams was a renowned American academician ...

Henry Morton Stanley Henry Morton Stanley
(British)

Henry Stanley was a Anglo-American journalist and ...

Hristo Botev Hristo Botev
(Bulgarian)

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and ...

Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson
(American)

Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American writer ...

Jack London Jack London
(American)

Jack London is also known as John Griffith Chaney ...

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(American)

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. was the founder and ...

James McBride James McBride
(American)

An American musician and writer, James McBride is ...

James Thurber James Thurber
(American)

James Grover Thurber was a well-known American ...

Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs
(Canadian)

Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, ...

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer
(American)

Jim Cramer is a finance expert and the host of ...

John Gates John Gates
(American)

John ‘Johnny’ Gates was an American Communist ...

John Hersey John Hersey
(American)

John Richard Hersey was a writer and journalist ...

John Reed John Reed
(American)

John Reed was an American journalist, poet, and ...

Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer
(Hungarian)

Joseph Pulitzer was one of the most prominent US ...

Julian Assange Julian Assange
(Australian)

Julian Assange is an Australian computer ...

Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter
(American)

Katherine Anne Porter was a distinguished ...

Katie Couric Katie Couric
(American)

Television journalist Katie Couric showed signs ...

Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh
(Indian)

Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, ...

Komla Dumor Komla Dumor
(Ghanaian)

Komla Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who worked ...

Louise Minchin Louise Minchin
(British)

Louise Minchin is one of the most popular faces ...

Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell
(American)

Malcolm Gladwell is an award-winning ...

Malcolm Muggeridge Malcolm Muggeridge
(British)

Malcolm Muggeridge was a a prominent English ...

Margaret  Mitchell Margaret Mitchell
(American)

Even though Margaret Mitchell wrote only one ...

Margaret Fuller Margaret Fuller
(American)

One of the first feminists to emerge in the ...

Maria Bartiromo Maria Bartiromo
(American)

The first person to broadcast live from the floor ...

Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa
(Peruvian)

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer and the ...

Mark Thomas Mark Thomas
(British)

Mark Thomas is widely recognized as one of the ...

Martha Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn
(American)

Martha Gellhorn was a fearless and quick-witted ...

Maureen Dowd Maureen Dowd
(American)

Maureen Dowd is one of the most well-known ...

Michael Pollan Michael Pollan
(American)

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, ...

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean...
(Canadian)

Michaelle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman and ...

Murray Walker Murray Walker
(British)

Graeme Murray Walker is a semi-retired Formula ...

Nigella Lawson Nigella Lawson
(British)

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English broadcaster, ...

Nina Garcia Nina García
(Colombian)

Nina Garcia is a Columbian fashion journalist, ...

Norman Angell Norman Angell
(British)

Norman Angell was an English politician, peace ...

Norman Cousins Norman Cousins
(American)

Norman Cousins was one of the initiators of ...

P. J. O'Rourke P. J. O'Rourke
(American)

Patrick Jake ‘P. J.’ O'Rourke is an American ...

Robert Benchley Robert Benchley
(American)

The man behind the short film ‘How to Sleep’, ...

Robin Day Robin Day
(British)

Sir Robin Day was a notable British presenter and ...

Roque Dalton Roque Dalton
(Salvadoran)

Roque Dalton García was a Salvadoran poet and ...

Salah Choudhury Salah Choudhury
(Bangladeshi)

Salah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi writer, author ...

Satcha Pretto Satcha Pretto
(Honduran)

SatchaPretto Padilla is known for being one of ...

Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson

Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson was a Swedish ...

Svetlana Alexievich Svetlana Alexievich
(Belarusian)

Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich is an eminent ...

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(American)

Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, ...

Thomas Friedman Thomas Friedman
(American)

Thomas Friedman is a 3-times Pulitzer Prize ...

Walter Lippmann Walter Lippmann
(American)

Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, ...

Walter Winchell Walter Winchell
(British,American)

Walter Winchell was one of the famed names in the ...

William Cullen Bryant William Cullen Bryant
(American)

What Washington Irving was to American fiction, ...

Zeinab Badawi Zeinab Badawi
(British)

Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television ...

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