By Kyle Stogsdill
Walter Lippmann was a great American political journalist and worked for the New Republic Magazine. Lippmann was born in New York on September 23, 1883, and passed from cardiac arrest December 14, 1974. Walter Lippmann lived a full 85 years and was a journalist for 60 of those years. Walter was known for his great political book writing and the fact that he was the first person to introduce the term “Cold War.” Walter Lippmann was also known for being the presidential adviser for several American presidents.
The type of journalism that Walter Lippmann got paid for was political journalism. Political journalism is a huge branch of journalism that covers everything politics and political science, especially covering the civil government and political power. Political journalism is also the most protected journalism of all. One article I read by Walter was “The Cold War,” it made the term Cold War popular and more common to the public. To an extent, Lippmann took a little light to the Cold War. Another piece I read from Walter was parts of his book “Public Opinion.”
There wasn’t much controversy in Walter Lippmann’s work other than the political views. Walter did retire and had a great and long 60 years as a journalist. “It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf,” said Walter Lippman, who was also was known for his quotes. Walter Lippmann was a great political journalist and American writer. Some facts about Walter are that he’s German-Jewish, attended Harvard at age 17, and was trilingual. Walter Lippmann even received a gift, the medal of freedom, from the president on September 14, 1974.