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Jack's tribute to Robert F. Kennedy was first broadcast on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998 on the thirtieth anniversary of RFK's assassination,. It was repeated in 2008 on the fortieth anniversary. Listen to it here.

Jack Newfield pioneered a new kind of investigative journalism -- a passionate advocacy of social causes and political reforms backed up by relentless digging for the facts. He began in the 60's as a columnist for the Village Voice. He left after 24 years and continued his investigative reporting  successively for the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the New York Sun and The Nation magazine. He was a fellow of The Nation Institute.

Jack was the author of 10 books and collaborated on numerous documentaries. He received the George Polk Award for Investigative Journalism in 1990, an Emmy for his documentary on Don King in 1991, and numerous other awards.

Jack Newfield died on December 21st, 2004.


Jack's Archives

Jack's papers are archived at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. Here is a link to their summary page.

Here is the notice that appeared in the Center's Newsletter.


Obituaries and Articles

Death Cheats Us Again
Jimmy Breslin, New York Newsday

Jack Newfield's Passionate Journalism
John Nichols,

A Great Voice Is Gone From Journalism
Stanley Crouch, New York Daily News

Jack Newfield, 1938-2004
Wayne Barrett, Village Voice

Mentor and Friend, Jack Newfield: 1938-2004
Stuart Marques, New York Sun

Jack Newfield, 1938-2004
Village Voice

Jack Newfield
New York Daily News

Newfield Wielded Mighty Pen
Juan Gonzales, New York Daily News

Jack Newfield, Journalist, Fighter for Justice
Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News

Jack Newfield
New York Sun

Jack Newfield, 66, Proud Muckraker, Dies
New York Times

Columnist, Author Jack Newfield Dies
Associated Press

Jack Newfield, 1938-2004
New York Post

Muckraking N.Y. Reporter Jack Newfield Dies at 66
Matt Schudel, Washington Post

Journalism's Loss of a Prolific Muckraker: Jack Newfield
All Things Considered, NPR (audio)

Reporter Jack Newfield
Fresh Air, NPR (audio)

Jack Newfield: His Voice Rang True
Les Payne, Newsday

Jack Newfield: Four Train Gone
Mark Jacobson, New York magazine

Fight Night At Jack Newfield's
Rory O'Connor,

Jack Newfield, 66
Albert Amateau, The Villager

Jack Newfield Dies at 66

Remembering Jack Newfield
Jim Callaghan, New York Teacher,

Jack Newfield and George Bush
Thomas Hauser,

"Jack Newfield belongs in boxing's hall of fame"
Jim Brady,

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