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James H. McCartney dies at 85

Nieman Notes May 11, 2011

James H. McCartney, an award-winning Washington correspondent and columnist who specialized in foreign affairs and defense policy for the Knight Ridder newspaper chain, died Friday, May 6, at the age of 85. In 33 years as a Washington journalist, McCartney wrote extensively about nuclear weapons policy, the Israeli-Arab conflict and the Vietnam War, among other issues. He was a 1964 Nieman Fellow. Read more