Michael Massing/CPJ Board Member

Michael Massing is the co-founder of the Committee to Protect Journalists and a member of its board of directors. He is a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and the author of the 2004 book, Now They Tell Us, which examined press coverage of the Iraq War.

Lewis receives a lifetime achievement award in 2009. (CPJ)

Tony Lewis gave CPJ authority, devotion over decades

Back in 1981, when CPJ was being formed and its board of directors assembled, Tony Lewis, who died today at age 85, was one of the first people we approached. As the author of books such as Gideon’s Trumpet, as a widely read columnist for The New York Times, and as an outspoken defender of…

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