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(January 30, 1920ý ) Born Ben Haig Bagdikian in Marash, Turkey; came to United States as an infant and was naturalized in 1926. After graduation from Clark University, took job as reporter for Springfield, Massachusetts, Morning Union (1941ý42); served in U.S. Army Air Forces. Joined reporting staff of Providence Journal in 1947, eventually becoming chief Washington correspondent; shared Pulitzer Prize for deadline reporting with group from Providence Journal. From 1963 to 1967 served as contributing editor for Saturday Evening Post, from 1970 to 1972 as assistant managing editor at Washington Post, and from 1972 to 1974 as national correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review. Beginning in 1976, taught journalism at University of California at Berkeley, retiring in 1990; served as dean of journalism school for three years (1985ý88). Currently lives in Berkeley, California. His books include In the Midst of Plenty: The Poor in America (1964), The Information Machines: Their Impact on Men and the Media (1971), The Shame of the Prisons (1972), The Effete Conspiracy, and Other Crimes by the Press (1972), Caged: Eight Prisoners and Their Keepers (1976), The Media Monopoly (1983; 6th edition revised, 2000), and a memoir, Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession (1995).