Members of the U.S. basketball team show their frustration to officials after their controversial loss to the  Soviet Union in the gold medal game at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, West Germany. (Rich Clarkson)

Photojournalism legend Clarkson opens up on career

“Right now we are all living in a golden age of photojournalism. It’s here and now, and you are lucky to be a part of it.” Rich Clarkson has become an icon in the field of sports photojournalism. He has...
Clarkson's photo of Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky all-white men's basketball team after it lost the 1966 NCAA championship to Texas Western, which was the first major collegiate team to start five black players in the NCAA final.  The picture was a symbol of the changes taking place in the U.S. (Rich Clarkson)

Rich Clarkson, pioneering sports photographer

Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were...
In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ferguson reshaped columnist’s career

Tony Messenger knew that his journalistic career would never be the same after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. In the days after the unarmed 18-year-old black man...
John Harris, left, editor in chief of The Politico, and Jim VandeHei, executive editor of The Politico, speak to advertisers in Arlington, Va., Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. The Politico is a new political newspaper in Washington and also has an online edition at politico.com. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

New management at Politico after growth

As Washington adapts to a Trump administration, one of the Beltway’s most encyclopedic chroniclers is still in the midst of its own shakeup. Politico, the news site founded in 2007 by former Washington...
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Career of CNN Digital boss mirrors media revolution

The digital age changed the way people get their news. But as it shifts from coming heaved to a doorstep by a child on a bike or via a 6:30 pm news anchor to being always accessible on handheld gadgets,...
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CNN Digital chief sees future in news reinvention

On a special edition of Global Journalist, Meredith Artley, editor in chief of CNN Digital, talks about the impact of social media on the news, competing with start-ups like BuzzFeed, and envisions a future of...
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Rea Hederman, from segregation to the New York Review

Rea Hederman has twice left his mark on American journalism. In the 1970s and early 1980s he changed his family's flagship paper, The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., from a voice for segregation and racism...