About the author

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Beverly Ann Deepe Keever, Ph.D., MLIS, MSJ, is a professor emerita of the University of Hawai'i, where she has been awarded the Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

She is the author of "News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb" (Common Courage Press, 2004) and "Death Zones and Darlilng Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting" (University of Nebraska Press, 2013).

She is also a co-editor of "U.S. News Coverage of Racial Minorities: A Sourcebook, 1934-1996" (Greenwood Press, 1997). She has written numerous academic and professional articles and received awards for her freedom-of-information endeavors in Hawaii.

Before teaching, she worked as a journalist covering the Vietnam War for seven years sucessively for Newsweek, the New York Herald Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor. Her coverage of the besieged outpost of Khe Sanh in 1968 was nominated by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

For a career bridging the profession and the professorate, she has received awards from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni Association and the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications Alumni Association.

Source: University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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