May 15th, 2008

The Murray Kempton Awards for Undergraduate Journalism at CUNY

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a rarity among newspaper columnists, a self-effacing humanist bemused at his own leftist politics and filled with compassion for the downtrodden and notorious alike. He worked the streets, courthouses and government lairs into his 80s. He pedaled to assignments on his three-speed bicycle, metal clips protecting the cuffs of his sedate […]