WATCH C-SPAN’S COVERAGE OF JACK NELSON’S MEMORIAL: LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE IN THE VIDEO SECTION.
Jack Nelson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, author and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times whose brilliant coverage of the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal helped establish the paper’s national reputation, died on Wednesday, October 21, after bidding farewell to family and friends. He was 80.
This website has been launched to collect documents from Jack’s extraordinary life and to allow his friends and admirers to post tributes and memories. You can add a comment by filling in the “Leave a Reply” form on the bottom of any page. You may also read comments from figures such as former President Jimmy Carter, David Broder and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Tributes section at the top of this page.
Those wishing to honor Jack’s memory are invited to contribute to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, his favorite cause. Visit the Committee’s website at http://www.rcfp.org or write to 1101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1100, Arlington VA 22209. Telephone: 703-807-2100.
C-SPAN covered the Jack’s memorial live on Saturday, November 14th. There is a link to the ceremony in the Video section on the right side of this page.
Thanks for visiting this site — and for remembering Jack and all he did.
(The most recent comments are listed on the lower right side of this page.)