Upcoming: U.S. stamps celebrating American journalists
For some reason, I find this incredibly exciting — the U.S. Postal Service apparently has official plans in place to release five stamps immortalizing American journalists “who risked their lives reporting some of the most important events of the 20th Century.” (In other words, these journalists were all foreign correspondents.) The first-day-of-issue date is still unknown, although a release-date ceremony for the stamps will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The following is from a United States Postal Service press release:
The U.S. Postal Service has released the images for an upcoming series of stamps celebrating American Journalists. The stamps honor Martha Gellhorn, John Hersey, George Polk, Ruben Salazar and Eric Sevareid. Other journalists who have been commemorated on stamps include: Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Walter Lippman, Henry Luce, Nellie Bly, Ida M. Tarbell, Ethel L. Payne, Margueritte Higgins and publisher Adolph S. Ochs.
To view and download images of the stamps, click here.