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Ben Haig Bagdikian

Ben Haig Bagdikian, Turkish, American journalist, educator. Fellowship named after him.

Background

  • Bagdikian, Ben Haig was born on January 30, 1920 in Marash, Turkey. Came to United States, 1920, naturalized, 1926. Son of Aram Theodore and Daisy (Uvezian) Bagdikian.

  • Education

    • AB, Clark University, 1941. Doctor of Letters, Clark University, 1963. Doctor of Humane Letters, Brown University, 1961.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, University Rhode Island, 1992.

    Career

    • Reporter Springfield (Massachusetts) Morning Union, 1941-1942. Associate editor Periodical House, Incorporated, New York York City, 1946. Successively reporter, foreign correspondent, chief Washington correspondent Providence Journal, 1947-1962.

      Contributing editor Saturday Evening Post, 1963-1967. Project director study of future United States news media Rand Corporation, 1967-1969. Assistant managing editor for national news Washington Post, 1970-1971, assistant managing editor, ombudsman, 1971-1972.

      National correspondent Columbia Journalism Review, 1972-1974. Professor Graduate School Journalism University California, Berkeley, 1976-1990, dean, Graduate School Journalism, 1985-1988, professor emeritus, Graduate School Journalism, since 1990. Keynote speaker Council Europe Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy, Kiev, Ukraine, 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Fellowship named after him.

    Works

    • The Media Monopoly
    • This sixth edition of the classic work on control of the modern media describes the digital revolution and reveals startling details of a new communications cartel within the United States.

    Membership

    Member steering committee National Prison Project, 1974-1982. Trustee Clark University, 1964-1976. Board directors National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union, 1964-1966, Committee to Protect Journalists, 1981-1988, Data Center, Oakland, California, 1990-1997.

    President Lowell Mellett Fund for Free an Responsible Press, 1965-1976. Academy advisory board National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting, since 1978. Judge Ten Most Censored Stories, 1976-1998.

    Member American Civil Liberties Union, Bancroft Library. University Calif at Berkley.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Ogasapian, October 2, 1942 (divorced 1972). Children: Christopher Ben, Frederick Haig. Married Betty L. Medsger, 1973 (divorced).

      Married Marlene Griffith, 1983.
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    Born January 30, 1920
    • 1941
      Clark University
    • 1963
      Clark University
    • 1961
      Brown University
    • 1992
      University Rhode Island
    • 1941 - 1942
      Reporter Springfield (Massachusetts) Morning Union
    • 1946
      associate, editor Periodical House
    • 1947 - 1962
      successively reporter
    • 1963 - 1967
      contributing editor Saturday Evening Post
    • 1967 - 1969
      project director, study of future United States news media Rand Corporation
    • 1971 - 1972
      assistant, managing editor for national news Washington Post
    • 1972 - 1974
      national correspondent Columbia Journalism Review
    • 1976 - 1990
      professor, Graduate School Journalism University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      professor, Graduate School Journalism University California
      Dean, Victoria, Australia
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