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Jack Nelson was an eyewitness to one of the most significant political and economic transformations of the twentieth . While he was given 'Scoop' as a nickname when a cub reporter, Jack Nelson grew to be a lion in journalistic circles by scoring one major scoop after another.
Jack Nelson was an eyewitness to one of the most significant political and economic transformations of the twentieth century. He was also a daring reporter, unafraid to confront powerful political leaders who resisted that change with force. He became one of the twentieth century's best-and most respected-reporters, and this posthumous memoir is testament to the moral force he brought to his profession.
Personal Name: Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009. Publication, Distribution, et. Jackson A taste of injustice Birth of a salesman Biloxi boy "Scoop" Sin and salt water My so-called military career Atlanta Back on the vice beat Little Rock A snake pit called Milledgeville Dead men voting Sin in the classic city Harvard man The murder of Lemuel Penn Making the break Selma Jim Crow justice The meanest town in the south Deacons for. defense and justice The Orangeburg Massacre Travels with George Martin Luther King J. from Gee's Bend to Memphis Ambush in Meridian Number one on J. Edgar Hoover's shit list. Personal Name: Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009.
Additional Physical Form Entry: Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009.
Journalists like Jack Nelson and Clark Mollenhoff fell into it by inclination .
Journalists like Jack Nelson and Clark Mollenhoff fell into it by inclination, and others worked at it only sporadically as stories arose. His colleague from the LA Times Washington bureau, Richard T. Cooper, helps by adding an epilogue to provide some insight into Nelson’s career during the 1970s and discusses Nelson’s contributions to the founding of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Like most memoirs published by investigative reporters, Scoop suffers some from being a chronicle of war stories rather than a book with solid analysis.
The event is moderated by Hank Klibanoff, co-author of "Race Beat.
Barbara Matusow is joined in conversation by former President Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, former Mayor of Atlanta and . Ambassador to the United Nations, and former Justice Department spokesman Terry Adamson to discuss Jack Nelson's memoir, "Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter" at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. The event is moderated by Hank Klibanoff, co-author of "Race Beat. Mr. Klibanoff also wrote the introduction for "Scoop.
Introduction by Hank Klibanoff. Wherever he landed, Nelson found the corruption others missed or disregarded. Had i not become a reporter I might have been a hell of a salesman. Epilogue by Richard T. Cooper. Published by: University Press of Mississippi. He found it in lawless Biloxi; he found it in buttoned-up corporate Atlanta; he found it in the college town of Athens, Georgia. When I was a kid, people used to call me a hustler-someone who gets the job done with dispatch.
Hank Klibanoff (Introduction).
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From a gullible cub reporter with the Daily Herald in Biloxi and Gulfport, to the pugnacious Pulitzer Prize winner at the Atlanta Constitution, to the peerless beat reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering civil rights in the South, Jack Nelson (1929-2009) was dedicated to exposing injustice and corruption wherever he found it. Whether it was the gruesome conditions at a twelve-thousand-bed mental hospital in Georgia or the cruelties of Jim Crow inequity, Nelson proved himself to be one of those rare reporters whose work affected and improved thousands of lives.His memories about difficult circumstances, contentious people, and calamitous events provide a unique window into some of the most momentous periods in southern and U.S. history. Wherever he landed, Nelson found the corruption others missed or disregarded. He found it in lawless Biloxi; he found it in buttoned-up corporate Atlanta; he found it in the college town of Athens, Georgia. Nelson turned his investigations of illegal gambling, liquor sales, prostitution, shakedowns, and corrupt cops into such a trademark that honest mayors and military commanders called on him to expose miscreants in their midst.Once he realized that segregation was another form of corruption, he became a premier reporter of the civil rights movement and its cast of characters, including Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Alabama's Sheriff Jim Clarke, George Wallace, and others. He was, through his steely commitment to journalism, a chronicler of great events, a witness to news, a shaper and reshaper of viewpoints, and indeed one of the most important journalists of the twentieth century.