Oakes, John Bertram

▪ 2002

      American newspaper editor (b. April 23, 1913, Elkins Park, Pa.—d. April 5, 2001, New York, N.Y.), was the editorial-page editor for the New York Times from 1961 to 1976; he was credited with devising the modern op-ed page format by including opinion articles written by both the newspaper's own columnists and outside writers. Oakes worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and served in the U.S. Army during World War II before joining the Times in 1946. Until 1961 the paper's editorial page was largely viewed as impartial, but under Oakes's guidance, it began to champion liberal causes. Oakes was a contributing columnist at the Times from 1978 into the early 1990s. He received a George Polk Award for lifetime achievement in the field of journalism in 2001.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John Bertram Oakes — (April 23, 1913 ndash;April 5, 2001) was an iconoclastic and influential U.S. journalist known for his early commitment to the environment, civil rights, and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was born in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, the second son… …   Wikipedia

  • Oakes — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: John Bertram Oakes (1913–2001), US amerikanischer Zeitungsherausgeber Judy Oakes (* 1958), britische Leichtathletin Lee Oakes (* 1974), britischer Schauspieler Michael Oakes (* 1973), englischer Torhüter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Oakes — George Washington Ochs Oakes (October 27, 1861, Cincinnati, Ohio ndash; October 26, 1931) was an American journalist. Born George Washington Ochs, he legally added the surname Oakes in 1915 out of outrage at the sinking of the Lusitania by a… …   Wikipedia

  • Media and Publishing — ▪ 2007 Introduction The Frankfurt Book Fair enjoyed a record number of exhibitors, and the distribution of free newspapers surged. TV broadcasters experimented with ways of engaging their audience via the Internet; mobile TV grew; magazine… …   Universalium

  • Tarek Ben Halim — Nom de naissance Tarek Mostafa Ben Halim Naissance 4 décembre 1955 Tripoli, Libye Décès 11 décembre 2009 (à 54 ans) Londres, Grande Bretagne Pays de résidence …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Rhodes Scholars — Below is a list of Rhodes Scholars covering notable people who are also Rhodes Scholarship recipients, sorted by year and surname. See also: Category:Rhodes scholars Key to the columns in the main table: Column label Description of Column… …   Wikipedia

  • Thornleigh, New South Wales — This article is about the suburb of Sydney, Australia. For the secondary school in Bolton, UK, see Thornleigh Salesian College. Thornleigh Sydney, New South Wales …   Wikipedia

  • Adolph Ochs — Adolph Simon Ochs (b. March 12, 1858 ndash;April 8, 1935) was an American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press).Ochs was born to German Jewish immigrants,… …   Wikipedia

  • 3e législature du Canada — La distribution initiale des sièges dans le parlement lors de la 3e législature …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alfanar — Dieser Artikel wurde auf den Seiten der Qualitätssicherung eingetragen. Bitte hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und beteilige dich bitte an der Diskussion! Folgendes muss noch verbessert werden: Bitte wikifizieren RonMeier 21:55, 30. Okt. 2011… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.