Lost greats

Jan 29, 2014

The Financial Times announced their Peter Martin fellowship, in memory of their former chief business columnist and deputy editor, whom they call “one of the very best business writers of his generation.” Leo Mirani at Quartz wrote, “Know anything about ‘business and, in particular, the economic impact of technological change’? Then apply here.” Matthew Klein from Bloomberg News suggested: “If you want to get a great start in econ writing, you should apply to the Peter Martin Fellowship and work at the FT.”

And we lost Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, yesters. He was 94. You can read his obit from Jon Pareles in the New York Times. Trip Gabriel there said, “The remarkable life of singer-'subversive' P. Seeger. 'Hootenanny' demanded loyalty oath b4 singing. He refused.” Eric Umansky at ProPublica tweeted this quote from the obit: “Planning to be a journalist, Mr. Seeger attended Harvard, where he founded a radical newspaper…”

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