Category: Mitchell Zuckoff

The Rhode Islander Behind The Presidential Release Of Tax Returns

Rhode Island NPR Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Ever wonder why presidential candidates should release their tax returns?… Expert quote: This issue didn’t become public until 1973, when it was mentioned in passing during a lawsuit related to the Watergate break-in, says Mitchell Zukoff, a Boston University journalism professor who has researched this topic and […]

Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

New York Times (subscription required) By Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns is the story of where the custom of disclosure comes from — and why it can be so valuable as a measure of character… View full article by expert Mitchell […]

The backlash over writer Gay Talese’s comments at BU

Boston Globe (subscription required) Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Did Gay Talese just say that? Speaking at a conference at Boston University on Saturday, the legendary journalist-turned-author struggled to answer a question about female writers who inspired him… Expert quote: “I interpreted Gay’s remark to be a comment more about what life was like as a […]

US security contractors recount Benghazi attack

Boston Globe (subscription required) Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Mitchell Zuckoff is no novice when it comes to telling war stories — two of the Boston University journalism professor’s previous books recounted tales from World War II. But when he was approached about narrating the events of Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, Zuckoff knew […]

‘13 Hours’ by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team

Boston Globe (subscription required) Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication “It’s so nice to be back in Benghazi,” Christopher Stevens, US ambassador to Libya, wrote in his diary on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. Stevens felt a “much stronger emotional connection” to Benghazi — with its smaller-town feel, “moist air & green & spacious compound” […]