Log In

Donald Kirk

journalist

Donald Kirk, American journalist. Recipient Page One award Chicago Newspaper Guild, 1960; citations Overseas Press Club, 1967, 72, 73, Best Asia article award 1974; George Polk Memorial award for foreign reporting, 1975, Fulbright scholar, New Delhi, India, 1962-1963; Edward R. Murrow fellow Council Foreign Relations, New York City, 1974-1975. Member American Society Journalists and Authors, Society Professional Journalists.

Background

Kirk, Donald was born on May 7, 1938 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of Rudolf and Clara (Marburg) Kirk.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1959. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1965. Postgraduate (Ford Foundation fellow), Columbia University, 1964—1965.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Maryland, 2004.

Career

Reporter Chicago Sun-Times, 1960—1961, New York Post, 1961—1964. Free lance correspondent, writer, since 1965. Asia correspondent Washington Star, 1967—1970.

Far East correspondent Chicago Tribune, 1971—1974, New York and United Nations correspondent, 1975—1976. World editor, special correspondent United States of America Today, 1982—1990. Seoul correspondent International Herald Tribune, 1998—2003.

Korea correspondent Christian Science Monitor, since 2004. Visiting fellow Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1986-1988. Fulbright researcher, Philippines, 1995-1996.

Works

book Wider War: The Struggle For Cambodia, Thailand And, Laos - 1st Edition/1st Printing book Wider War : The Struggle for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos book Tell it to the Dead: Memories of a War (East Gate Books) book Tell it to the dead : memories of a war / Donald Kirk book Tell It to the Dead: Memories of a War book Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung book Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine book Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine by Kirk, Donald (2010) Paperback book [(Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine )] [Author: Donald Kirk] [Apr-2011] book [ Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine By Kirk, Donald ( Author ) Paperback 2010 ] book Philippines in Crisis: U.S. Power Versus Local Revolt

Membership

Member American Society Journalists and Authors, Society Professional Journalists. Clubs: National Press (Washington). Overseas Press (New York City).

Foreign Corrs. (Hong Kong). International House of Japan.

Connections

Married Susanne Smith, May 31, 1965 (divorced). Married Emiko Hayashi, December 12, 1985 (divorced). Children: James Paul, John Winston, Christian Daryl.