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Bill Peach

August 27, 2013: Bill Peach, pioneering Australian current affairs journalist and presenter, and celebrated travel writer and tourists guide.
Link: ABC

Helen Thomas

July 20, 2013: Helen Thomas, 92, US journalist and White House correspondent who covered every president from Kennedy to Obama.
Link: CNN

William Rees-Mogg

December 29, 2012: William Rees-Mogg, 84, British journalist and would-be Tory politician who edited The Times, and remained a columnist for the newspaper until his death.
link: Guardian

Ronnie Bedford

May 16, 2012: Ronald Bedford, 90, British journalist who was the long-time science editor of the Daily Mirror. He was also a jazz pianist who played in a Parisian house of ill repute, in a US bar during a shooting, and at the South Pole.
Link: Guardian

Mike Wallace

April 7, 2012: Mike Wallace, 93, US television journalist who was a 40-year veteranof the CBS current affairs powerhouse 60 Minutes. He interviewed every American president since John F. Kennedy, except George W Bush.
Link: Guardian

James Whitaker

February 15, 2012: James Whitaker, 71, British journalist known as the doyen of royal reporters.
Link: Guardian

Christopher Hitchens

December 15, 2011: Christopher Hitchens, 62, Anglo-American writer, intellectual and outspoken atheist, of cancer.
Link: Vanity Fair

Tom Wicker

November 25, 2011: Tom Wicker, 85, US journalist with the New York Times who came to prominence for his coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Link: Wikipedia

Peter Roebuck

November 12, 2011: Peter Roebuck, 55, English cricketer with Somerset county who became a respected newspaper writer and commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He was found dead at a hotel in Newlands, South Africa.
Link: ABC

Andy Rooney

November 4, 2011: Andy Rooney, 92, US broadcaster who was a fixture on the CBS current affairs program 60 Minutes for 33 years.
Link: NY Times

David Jull

September 13, 2011: David Jull, 66, Australian politician and former radio and TV presenter, newsreader and executive.
Link: Wikipedia

Paul Lockyer

August 18, 2011: Paul Lockyer, 61, Australian television journalist who died alongside ABC cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst in a helicopter crash at Lake Eyre in central Australia.
Link: Australian

Brian Hanrahan

December 20, 2010: Brian Hanrahan, 61, British Broadcasting Corporation journalist and foreign correspondent who covered the Falklands War, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tianamen Square protests, of cancer.
Link: BBC

Claire Rayner

October 11, 2010: Claire Rayner, 79, British newspaper "agony aunt", broadcaster, former nurse, humanist and patients' rights campaigner.
Link: Guardian

Ivy Bean

July 28, 2010: Ivy Bean, 104, British woman who was regarded as the world's oldest Twitter and Facebook user. Her thousands of fans included TV and music star Peter Andre, politician Lord Prescott and writer and broadcasterr Stephen Fry.
Link: Wikipedia

Egon Ronay

June 12, 2010: Egon Ronay, Hungarian-born restaurateur and pioneering food critic who helped modernise British cuisine.
Link: Independent

Brian Duffy

June 4, 2010: Brian Duffy, 76, British photographer who chronicled the Swinging Sixties.
Link: Guardian

Jim Marshall

March 23, 2010: Jim Marshall, 74, rock photographer who produced iconic images of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and hundreds of others.
Link: AP

Harry Carpenter

March 20, 2010: Harry Carpenter, 84, British broadcaster known as the BBC's voice of boxing. Carpenter wrote a history of the sport was best remembered for his banter with former boxer Frank Bruno, who uttered to him celebrated phrase: "Know, what I mean 'Arry?"
Link: Times

Vic Davies

November 7, 2009: Vic Davies, 55, Australian radio announcer, of lung cancer. With Mal Lees, he formed the popular duo "Club Veg" for Sydney stations 2SM and Triple M.
Links: news.com.au

Ludovic Kennedy

October 18, 2009: Ludovic Kennedy, 89, Edinburgh-born British broadcaster, author and journalist. His book Ten Rillington Place led to a posthumous pardon for Timothy Evans, who was executedf for killing his baby daughter, and he later became a respected television reporter and newsreader.
Links: Guardian

Mike Ahern

October 4, 2009: Mike Ahern, 67, British radio presenter who worked for Radio Caroline and the BBC in the UK, and in Brisbane, Australia, on Radio 4BC.
Links: Radio Today; 4BC

James Murray

September 29, 2009: Father James Murray, 82, Catholic priest and writer who was the long-erving relgious affairs editor of The Australian.
Links: The Australian

William Safire

September 27, 2009: Wiliam Safire, 79, US conservative commentator and columnist who wrote the New York Times magazine column On Language for 30 years. He was also a speechwriter and aide to president Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
Links: BBC

Keith Floyd

September 14, 2009: Keith Floyd, 67, British television chef, of a heart attack. He was best known for his series of programs mostly beginning with the words "Floyd on ..."
Links: Times

Army Archerd

September 9, 2009: Army Archerd, 87, longtime US Hollywood journalist, who wrote a column for Variety for more than 50 years. He was one of the few in Hollywood to stand up to the House of UnAmerican Activities in the 1950s.
Links: CNN

Keith Waterhouse

September 4, 2009: Keith Waterhouse, 80, British novelist, playwright and journalist who worked as a columnist for the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail. His novel Billy Liar and play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell were known around the world. He also founded the Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe.
Links: Guardian

Don Hewitt

August 19, 2009: Don Hewitt, 86, US television producer who created the successful CBS current affairs program 60 Minutes.
Links: Guardian

Walter Cronkite

July 17, 2009: Walter Cronkite, 92, US broadcaster and journalist who read the news for the CBS network for decades, interviewed the powerful and famous, and in the 1970s was voted "the most trusted man in America".
Links: CBS

Frank Devine

July 3, 2009: Frank Devine, 77, New Zealand-born Australian journalist who became editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Post and The Australian, and in recent years was an acclaimed conservative columnist.
Links: The Australian

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