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Topping at the Reynolds Journalism Institute (2008)
December 11, 1921
Harlem, New York City, United States
|Died||November 8, 2020
White Plains, New York, United States
|Occupation||Journalist, author, and professor|
|Alma mater||University of Missouri School of Journalism|
|Notable works||On the Front Lines of the Cold War
Journey Between Two Chinas
|Spouse||Audrey Ronning Topping|
Seymour Topping (December 11, 1921 – November 8, 2020) was an American journalist. He was best known for his work as a foreign correspondent focusing on wars in China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and the Cold War in Europe.
From 1969 to 1986, he was the second senior-most editor at The New York Times. He was the San Paolo Professor Emeritus of International Journalism at Columbia University. He was administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes from 1993 to 2002.
Topping was the author of the following books:
- On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent's Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam (2010). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
- Journey Between Two Chinas (1972). New York: Harper & Row.
- The Peking Letter: A Novel of the Chinese Civil War (1999) New York: PublicAffairs.
- Fatal Crossroads: A Novel of Vietnam 1945 (based partly on the experiences of OSS officer A. Peter Dewey) (2005) White Plains: Signature Books.
Articles by Topping and his wife were included in The New York Times Report from Red China (New York: Quadrangle Books, 1971).
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