Cole C. Campbell

Cole C. Campbell

Cole C. Campbell was a former editor of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Campbell was an enthusiastic supporter of what is sometimes called civic or public journalism. A friend, Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at New York University, said, “Cole believed journalism should be not just what is going on in civic life, but what you need to know to be engaged — because if you don’t think you can participate in public life, why would you want to read about it in the newspaper?” Campbell died in January 2007 at age 53 when his car crashed on an icy road in Reno, Nevada.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2003
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Between May and November of 1967, Tiger Force - an elite platoon of the Army's 101st Airborne Division - killed and maimed dozens, and most likely hundreds, of Vietnamese civilians. Four years later, the Army began investigating the slaughter, conducting 137 interviews over four and a half years...
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