Category:Journalists who committed suicide
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The following 63 pages are in this category, out of 63 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 63 pages are in this category, out of 63 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Francis Adams (writer) – Francis William Lauderdale Adams was an essayist, poet, dramatist, novelist and journalist who produced a large volume of work in his short life. Adams was born in Malta the son of Andrew Leith Adams F. R. S. F. G. S. an army surgeon, who became well known as a scientist, a fellow of the Royal Society. Francis mother, Bertha Jane Grundy, became a well-known novelist, Francis was educated at Shrewsbury School and from 1879 served as an attaché in Paris. He took up a position as an assistant master at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. He joined the Social Democratic Federation in London in 1883, in 1884 Adams published a volume of poems, Henry and Other Tales, his autobiographical novel, Leicester, an Autobiography. In 1886 a collection of Australian Essays on topics such as Melbourne, Sydney, during the time in Australia he contributed to several periodicals, including The Bulletin. Adams then went to Brisbane and published Poetical Works which is a volume of over 150 pages printed in double columns. His wife died giving birth to a boy, Leith. Adams remained in Brisbane until the part of 1887, and published a novel. After a short stay in Sydney Adams married again, returned to Brisbane, at the end of 1887 Adams published his best known collection of verse Songs of the Army of the Night, which created a sensation in Sydney and, later, went through three editions in London. He returned to England in early 1890 and published two novels, John Webbs End, a Story of Bush Life, and The Melbournians, a volume of short stories, Australian Life, came out in 1892. Adams health was failing rapidly from an incurable lung-disease and he spent the winter of December 1892 – February 1893 in Alexandria to finish his book attacking the British occupation of Egypt, the result, The New Egypt was released after his death in 1893. His first novel A Child of the Age, was published posthumously in 1894 by John Lane in the Keynote Series and it vividly describes the schooldays and poverty-stricken struggles of would-be poet and scholar, young orphan Bertram Leicester, and is understandably suffused with a fin-de-siècle melancholy. During a massive and haemorrhage caused by tuberculosis, Adams shot himself at a house in Margate. He had long carried a pistol for this purpose and he was survived by his second wife, Edith, who assisted his suicide but was not convicted of any crime. Adams energy and drive can be seen through his large output of work in his short lifetime. He often wrote quickly and did little revision, living as he did on the proceeds of his own rather than with the support of a family or sinecure
2. Malik Bendjelloul – Malik Bendjelloul was a Swedish documentary filmmaker, journalist and former child actor. He directed the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which won an Academy Award, Bendjelloul was born in Ystad in Sweden,55 kilometres east of Malmö, the son of Algerian-born physician Hacène Bendjelloul and Swedish translator and painter Veronica Schildt Bendjelloul. He was the brother of journalist Johar Bendjelloul and the nephew of actors Peter, Bendjelloul grew up in central and southern Sweden and during the 1990s acted in the SVT TV series Ebba och Didrik as Philip Clavelle. The episodes were directed by his uncle, Peter Schildt, Bendjelloul was educated at the Rönne Gymnasium in Ängelholm, where he entered the social science programme. He then attended Kalmar University, where he studied journalism and media production, Bendjelloul started his television career as a reporter on Swedish public television, where he worked as a freelancer and journalist for Kobra. His career also included working as a host for the breakfast television programme Gomorron Sverige as well as for the radio programme P1-morgon for Sveriges Radio. Prior to working for SVT, he worked for an independent production company. Subsequently, he left the job to direct documentaries on musicians including Elton John, Rod Stewart, bendjellouls documentary Searching for Sugar Man won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Eventually, the documentary achieved commercial success as well and made $3.6 million at the box office, the film documents the revival of Sixto Rodriguezs musical career. In 2013, Bendjelloul was invited to host a show on the Swedish radio show Sommar i P1, Malik Bendjelloul committed suicide on 13 May 2014 after struggling with depression, as reported by his brother Johar. At the time of his death, he was working on a project based on Lawrence Anthonys book The Elephant Whisperer. Ebba och Didrik Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul at the Internet Movie Database Malik Benjellouls Sommar i P1 programme
3. Tadeusz Borowski – Tadeusz Borowski,12 November 1922 –1 July 1951) was a Polish writer and journalist. His wartime poetry and stories dealing with his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz are recognized as classics of Polish literature and had influence in Central European society. Borowski was born in 1922 into the Polish community in Zhytomyr, in 1930, Borowskis mother was deported to a settlement on the shores of the Yenisey, in Siberia, during Collectivization. During this time Tadeusz lived with his aunt, in 1932 Borowski and his brother were repatriated from the USSR to Poland thanks to the efforts of the Polish Red Cross. Their father was freed in an exchange with communists arrested in Poland. In 1940 Borowski finished his schooling in a secret underground lyceum in Nazi-occupied Poland. He also became involved in underground newspapers and started to publish his poems and short novels in the monthly Droga. It was during this period that he wrote most of his wartime poetry, while a member of the educational underground in Warsaw, Borowski was living with his fiancee Maria. After Maria did not return one night in February 1943. Rather than staying away from any of their meeting places, though, he walked straight into the trap that was set by the Gestapo agents in the apartment of his. Arrested himself, he was placed in the infamous Pawiak prison, forced into slave labor in extremely harsh conditions, Borowski later reflected on this experience in his writing. While a prisoner at Auschwitz, Borowski caught pneumonia, afterwards and he was able to maintain written and personal contact with his fiancee, who was also imprisoned in Auschwitz. In late 1944 Borowski was transported from Auschwitz to the Dautmergen subcamp of Natzweiler-Struthof, dachau-Allach, where Borowski was imprisoned, was liberated by the Americans on May 1,1945 and after that Borowski found himself in a camp for displaced persons near Munich. He spent some time in Paris, and then returned to Poland on May 31,1946 and his fiancee, who had survived the camps and emigrated to Sweden, returned to Poland in late 1946, and they were married in December 1946. Borowski turned to prose after the war, believing that what he had to say could no longer be expressed in verse and his series of short stories about life in Auschwitz was published as Pożegnanie z Marią. Early on after its publication in Poland, this work was accused of being nihilistic, amoral and his short story cycle World of Stone describes his time in displaced person camps in Germany. He worked as a journalist, joined the Communist-controlled Polish Workers Party in 1948, at first he believed that Communism was the only political force truly capable of preventing any future Auschwitz from happening. In 1950 he received the National Literary Prize, Second Degree, in the summer of 1949 he was sent to work in the Press Section of the Polish Military Mission in Berlin
4. Ernst Immanuel Cohen Brandes – Outraged by his politicized blasphemy conviction for an article anonymously written by Pontoppidan for the Kjøbenhavns Børs-Tidende in 1889, Brandes committed suicide in 1892. Ernst Brandes was born to a Danish Jewish family in Copenhagen on 1 February 1844, trained as an economist, Brandes spent much of the energies of his brief life on economic and social questions. The chief objects of Brandes attack in his 1885 Samfundssporgsmaal were the theories of Thomas Malthus. Though prominent as a liberal, Brandes reserved part of Samfundssporgsmaal for a critique of the Marxist movement. Having met Henrik Pontoppidan through Edvard, Brandes encouraged the outstanding Danish writer to join and his ideas were anonymously published in a regular column written under the pseudonym Urbanus. Brandes 1889 publication of Messias and 1890 publication Den gamle Adam - two pieces penned by Pontoppidan under his pseudonym - triggered a scandalous reaction. Den gamle Adam was a version of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve inspired by an old German folk retelling. Indicted on blasphemy charges for both pieces in December 1890, Brandes was made to answer for each as distinct offenses against the laws before a jury trial. He was acquitted for Den gamle Adam but ordered to two months for the publication of the Messias article. The defense argued that Brandes was being singled out as a prominent Brandes brother, despondent for months afterward, he committed suicide by taking poison in Copenhagen on 6 August 1892. 1886 lecture by Ernst Brandes on Henry George Ernst Brandes letters to Henrik Pontoppidan Entry on Brandes at JewishEncyclopedia. com
5. William Brinkley – Brinkley was born in Custer City, Oklahoma on September 10,1917, the son of Daniel Squire Brinkley, a Baptist minister. The youngest of five children, Brinkley attended the University of Oklahoma, Brinkley was a commissioned officer in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served in Europe and the Pacific, primarily in public relations duties. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1940, Brinkley went on to work for The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, afterwards, Brinkley was a reporter for The Washington Post from 1941 to 1942 and from 1949 to 1951. In the latter period he wrote an article about an exorcism that later became the basis of William Peter Blattys bestselling novel The Exorcist. Brinkley was also a writer, correspondent, and assistant editor for Life magazine from 1951 to 1958. After his tenure as an officer in the U. S. Navy, Brinkley wrote and published his first novel, in 1954, Brinkley wrote his only non-fiction book, The Deliverance of Sister Cecelia, a biography of a Czechoslovakian nun based her memoirs as recited to him. The novel was adapted into an episode of Climax. in 1955. In 1956, he went on to write the novel and perhaps his most prominent work, Dont Go Near the Water. In 1961, Brinkley wrote and published The Fun House, a novel set in the offices of a picture magazine. In 1971, Brinkley moved to McAllen, Texas and would live there until his death in 1993, throughout the 1970s, Brinkley only wrote one novel, Breakpoint, about tennis. Breakpoint was followed by Peeper, a novel about a voyeur in the small Texas town of Martha, Texas. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Gulf of Mexico, William Brinkley at Find a Grave
6. Kevin Carter – Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan and he committed suicide at the age of 33. His story is depicted in the 2010 feature film The Bang-Bang Club, Kevin Carter was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Carter grew up in a middle-class, whites-only neighborhood, as a child, he occasionally saw police raids to arrest blacks who were illegally living in the area. He said later that he questioned how his parents, a Catholic, liberal family, after high school, Carter dropped out of his studies to become a pharmacist and was drafted into the army. To escape from the infantry, he enlisted in the Air Force in which he served four years, in 1980, he witnessed a black mess-hall waiter being insulted. Carter defended the man, resulting in him being beaten by the other servicemen. He then went AWOL, attempting to start a new life as a radio disk-jockey named David and this, however, proved more difficult than he had anticipated. Soon after, he decided to out the rest of his required military service. After witnessing the Church Street bombing in Pretoria in 1983, he decided to become a news photographer, Carter had started to work as a weekend sports photographer in 1983. In 1984, he moved on to work for the Johannesburg Star, Carter was the first to photograph a public execution necklacing by black Africans in South Africa in the mid-1980s. Carter later spoke of the images, I was appalled at what they were doing, but then people started talking about those pictures. Then I felt that maybe my actions hadnt been at all bad, being a witness to something this horrible wasnt necessarily such a bad thing to do. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter photographed a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a hooded vulture landed nearby, Carter reported taking the picture, because it was his job title, and leaving. He was told not to touch the children for fear of transmitting disease, after taking the picture, he got up and drove away the vulture. Sold to The New York Times, the photograph first appeared on 26 March 1993 and was carried in other newspapers around the world. Hundreds of people contacted the newspaper to ask the fate of the girl, the paper reported that it was not known whether she had managed to reach the feeding centre. In April 1994, the won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography