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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Karen DeWitt.

Author: Karen DeWitt; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Journalist and communications executive Karen DeWitt was born on April 18, 1944. She graduated from Miami University with her B.A. degree in English and philosophy. From 1966 to 1968, she enrolled in the U.S. Peace Corps where she served in Ethiopia. DeWitt was hired by the Washington Post as a staff writer in 1977. The New York Times then hired DeWitt as its national correspondent, where she served until 1981. At  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Named Person: Karen DeWitt
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karen DeWitt; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150561
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2012 June 16.
Description: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 44 min., 31 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Karen DeWitt
Karen DeWitt

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Journalist and communications executive Karen DeWitt was born on April 18, 1944. She graduated from Miami University with her B.A. degree in English and philosophy. From 1966 to 1968, she enrolled in the U.S. Peace Corps where she served in Ethiopia. DeWitt was hired by the Washington Post as a staff writer in 1977. The New York Times then hired DeWitt as its national correspondent, where she served until 1981. At USA Today, DeWitt served as a foreign correspondent, White House correspondent and national editor. DeWitt was then hired as senior producer for the ABC News television magazine Nightline. She was then appointed to communications executive roles for the Washington D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a civil and human rights coalition. In 2011, DeWitt was named communications manager for the prisoners' rights advocacy group The Sentencing Project.

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