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Read the article in the Village Voice
C-SPAN2 covered the event, and its coverage can be found here
Read the remarks of these speakers from the 100th Birthday celebration:
— Jeremy Stone
— Bob Giles
Dan Froomkin celebrates the spirit of I.F. Stone
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Mitchell Stephens of the New York University School of Journalism organized a 100th birthday party for I.F. Stone, who was born on December 24, 1907. This party was held at NYU on March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 20 Cooper Square on the 7th floor. The birthday party featured a panel and audience discussion following a short reception. The panel included: Don Guttenplan (who is finishing a biography of I.F. Stone that will appear in 2009); Robert Kaiser (former Managing Editor of the Washington Post); Myra MacPherson (biographer of I.F. Stone), and Peter Osnos (founder of PublicAffairs Books). Brief comments were made by Jeremy J. Stone (the elder son of I.F. Stone) and Robert Giles (curator of the Nieman Foundation).
The topic of the panel discussion was: “The Independent Journalism of I. F. Stone and Its Relevance Today.”
Whether or not you were able to attend this birthday/symposium, you are encouraged to convey:
1. Reminiscences concerning either encounters with I.F. Stone or ways in which he, or his work, influenced you.
2. Ideas for strengthening journalistic independence for possible discussion at the 100th birthday symposium or in connection with the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.
These reminiscences and or suggestions for strengthening journalistic independence can be sent to Jeremy J. Stone at email@example.com for possible posting, subsequently, on this site.
Left to right: Robert Kaiser, Bob Giles, Jeremy Stone,
Peter Osnos, Mitchell Stephens, Don Gutenplan
Above: Audience watching medal displayed
Left: Jeremy J. Stone, elder son