WILLIAM SERRIN (1939-2018)

The New Press is saddened to note the passing of William "Bill" Serrin, the noted journalist and author.  Among many other books, Serrin authored The Business of Journalism:  Ten Leading Reporters and Editors on the Perils and Pitfalls of the Press, and Muckraking: The Journalism That Saved America (with his late wife, Judith A. Serrin).

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Bernice Yeung is an award-winning journalist for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting covering race, gender, and issues related to violence against women. In 2013, Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated “Rape in the Fields” reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and it was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Dear Fearless Reader,

Last month, the state of Texas decided to kill one of our authors: Thomas Whitaker, a contributor to Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, a collection of writing about solitary confinement in American prisons that The New Press published in 2016. Whitaker was scheduled to die on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

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