I. F. Stone

I. F. Stone, a great independent journalist, was best known for his self-published newsletter, I. F. Stone’s Weekly. Stone had this to say about his style of reporting: “I made no claims to inside stuff. I tried to give information which could be documented, so the reader could check it for himself. Reporters tend to be absorbed by the bureaucracies they cover; they take on the habits, attitudes, and even accents of the military or the diplomatic corps. Should a reporter resist the pressure, there are many ways to get rid of him. But a reporter covering the whole capital on his own, particularly if he is his own employer, is immune from these pressures.” He passed away in June 1989.


Date Recorded Program Title Handle
1987: 11/08 Radical Journalism STOI001