Jack NewfieldJack Abraham Newfield (February 18, 1938 – December 21, 2004) was an American journalist, columnist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. Newfield wrote for the ''Village Voice'', ''New York Daily News'', ''New York Post'', ''New York Sun'', ''New York Magazine'', ''Parade Magazine'', ''Tikkun'', ''Mother Jones'', and ''The Nation'' and monthly columns for several labor union newspapers. In his autobiography, ''Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist'' (2002), Newfield said, "The point is not to confuse objectivity with truth."
A career beat reporter, Newfield wrote prolifically about modern society, culture, and politics, on a range of topics relevant to urban life, such as municipal corruption, the police, and labor unions, and also professional sports, especially baseball and boxing, as well as contemporary music. He wrote numerous books about modern social and political subjects, including ''A Prophetic Minority'' (1966) and ''Robert Kennedy : A Memoir.'' (1969). He received the American Book Award for ''The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania'' about New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Newfield was a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, and an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker. Provided by Wikipedia