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Charles Seib papers


Charles Seib papers
Seib, Charles
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3.00 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The papers of Charles Seib, newspaper editor, journalist, lecturer at the University of Maryland, and ombudsman for the Washington Post, consist of memos, newspaper clippings, lecture notes, and publications. Included are Seib's memos to Ben Bradlee, executive editor, and Howard Simmons, managing editor, of the Washington Post, documenting his duties as ombudsman for the Post; copies of Seib's own newspaper columns; and subject files on ethics in the media. Also included are materials on the hoax perpetrated by reporter Janet Cooke who wrote a series of articles about a fictitious eight-year old heroin addict named Jimmy.

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