Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Stanley Karnow, a 1958 Nieman Fellow known for his exhaustive and insightful coverage of Southeast Asia, has died at the age of 87. A 1947 graduate of Harvard University, Karnow began his career as a Paris correspondent for Time magazine in the 1950s, reporting on events in Western Europe and North Africa.
After his Nieman Fellowship, he worked for a number of news outlets in Southeast Asia, where he gained in-depth knowledge of the region. His 1983 book “Vietnam: A History,” was made into a companion 13-hour PBS documentary that won six Emmy Awards and other honors. Another book, “In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines” won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for history and was the basis for another PBS documentary series. Karnow also wrote “Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution” in 1972.