In Memoriam: Earl Ubell, former NASW president

Earl Ubell, 80, a pioneer among science and health writers in America and a former president of NASW, has died. Prominent in the emerging scientific writing community in the 1950s and early 1960s, Mr. Ubell help lay the foundations of our craft during a long, distinguished career at The New York Herald Tribune, CBS and NBC News. Among his many honors, he received the Lasker Medical Journalism Award, the AAAS science wriitng award and several Emmies. He was president of the National Association of Science Writers in 1960 and 1961. For a rare glimpse of how Earl Ubell reported on complex technical topics in 1950 at the dawn of the television era, follow this link to the video vaults of WGBH. A memorial service will be held in New York on Friday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CUNY School of Journalism, 230 W. 41 St., 3rd floor.

October 2, 2015

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