ARAŞTIRMA DOSYASI /// FBI Files : Journalists and their Periodicals

and their periodicals have long been watched by the FBI. Here are a list of
prominent journalists and different publications that have their own file
folder within the FBI.

 Declassified Journalist FBI Files

Jack Anderson Anderson, Jack – [ 1,518 Pages,
130 MB ] –  Jack N. Anderson (1922-2005) was an influential
journalist. The material posted here consists of old and newly released
material about Anderson, his writings on the FBI, and his use of leaked
material of national security concern.

bobc Considine, Bob – [39 Pages, 30 MB] –
 Robert Bernard Considine, known as Bob Considine (November 4, 1906 –
September 25, 1975), was an American journalist, author, and commentator. He
is best known as the co-author of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and The Babe Ruth
Story.  Additional
records may exist – which have been requested. This page will be updated, should
any new documents be released.

Walter Cronkite Cronkite, Walter – [ 72 Pages, 3.85 MB ] –
 Walter Leland Cronkite Walter Leland Cronkite (1916-2009), famous
newscaster and journalist, worked for CBS News for five decades. Although the
FBI did not investigate Cronkite, his name does appear in its files, usually
in passing reference to his contact with an individual under FBI
investigation or due to his professional contacts with the Bureau. These
excerpts range from 1956 to 2000.

Sanford Griffith Griffith, Sanford – [
 21.08MB | NYC-1
 35.14MB ] – [ 520 Total Pages ] –  Sanford Griffith
was born in 1893. He studied at Heidelberg University but on the outbreak of
the First World War he fled to France and joined the French Army. In 1918 he
transferred to the US Army. Griffith reached the rank of major and was
involved in interrogating German prisoners. In 1940 Griffith was
recruited by William Stephenson, the head of British Security Coordination
(BSC). He now established his company Market Analysts Incorporated and was
commissioned to carry out polls for the Committee to Defend America by Aiding
the Allies. The organisation was headed by William Allen White who gave an
interview to the Chicago Daily News about his intentions: “Here is a life and
death struggle for every principle we cherish in America: For freedom of
speech, of religion, of the ballot and of every freedom that upholds the
dignity of the human spirit… Here all the rights that common man has fought
for during a thousand years are menaced… The time has come when we must throw
into the scales the entire moral and economic weight of the United States on
the side of the free peoples of Western Europe who are fighting the battle
for a civilized way of life.” It was not long before White’s organization had
300 chapters nationwide.

Michael Hastings Hastings, Michael – [ 21 Pages, 1.5 MB ]
– Michael M. Hastings (1980-2013), was a journalist and author. This
release of a 6/11/2012 FBI document and its attachments (21 pages total)
consists of the only material found in FBI records mentioning Hastings. No
FBI records indicate an investigative interest in Hastings.The National
Security Agency will neither confirm nor deny records related to Hastings
Denial Letter

hillman Hillman Periodicals – [ 76 Pages, 52 MB ]
–  Hillman Periodicals, Inc. was an American magazine and comic book
publishing company founded in 1938 by Alex L. Hillman, a former New York City
book publisher. It is best known for its true confession and true crime
magazines; for the long-running general-interest magazine Pageant; and for
comic books including Air Fighters Comics and its successor Airboy Comics,
which launched the popular characters Airboy and The Heap.

 Inside Story Magazine – [ 23 Pinsidelookages, 55 MB ] –
 Take a look back in time when the public would assist the FBI with news
tips and leads. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, there was a periodical known
as “Inside Story”. In it, were news articles, some of which, concerning the
FBI. This file (obtained from the National Archives), offers the articles and
corresponding letters the FBI received, clipped from this magazine.

peterjennings Jennings, Peter – [61 Pages, 28.4MB] –  Peter
Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a
Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC
World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 of complications from
lung cancer. A high-school dropout, he transformed himself into one of
American television’s most prominent journalists.

Herbert Kaplow Kaplow, Herbert – [17 Pages,
2.91 MB] –  Herbert Elias “Herb” Kaplow (February 2, 1927 – July
27, 2013) was an American television news correspondent. His main focus was
reporting out of Washington, D.C., covering presidential campaigns and those
who were elected.

scotty reston Reston, James B. “Scotty” – [25 Pages,
17.7 MB ] –  James Barrett Reston. James Barrett Reston (November
3, 1909 – December 6, 1995), nicknamed “Scotty”, was an American journalist
whose career spanned the mid-1930s to the early 1990s. He was associated for
many years with The New York Times.  Note: This release is from a FOIA
appeal, that got these once classified/exempt pages released. I have an open
FOIA request for the remainder of Mr. Reston’s file, IF it exists. I will
update this page when a response comes in.

morleysafer Safer, Morley – [14 Pages, 7.9 MB ] –
 Morley Safer (November 8, 1931 – May 19, 2016) was a Canadian-American
broadcast journalist, reporter, and correspondent for CBS News. He was best
known for his long tenure on the news magazine 60 Minutes, whose cast he
joined in 1970 after its second year on television. He was the
longest-serving reporter on 60 Minutes, the most watched and most profitable
program in television history.

George Sokolsky Sokolsky, George – [ 50 Pages, 3.62 MB ] –
 George Ephraim Sokolsky (1893–1962) was a weekly radio broadcaster for
the National Association of Manufacturers and a columnist for The New York
Herald Tribune, who later switched to The New York Sun and other Hearst

Helen Thomas Thomas, Helen – [7 Pages, 0.5 MB] –  Helen
Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American author and
news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion
columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United
Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later
as White House bureau manager. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from
2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered
the administrations of eleven U.S. presidents—from the final years of the
Eisenhower administration to the second year of the Obama administration.

voa Voice of America – [827 Pages, 47.5MB] –
 The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is an
international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government
through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately
1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every
week to an estimated worldwide audience of 125 million people.

There are
an additional, approximately,  8,750
pages of material
 on Voice of America. To obtain this material, it
would be $265.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring this file, let me
know, and I will obtain it and put it all online.

 Mike Wallace Wallace,
Myron Leon “Mike”
 – [ 50 Pages, 3.62 MB ]
–  Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace (1918-2012) was a well-known American
journalist. This release consists of two parts. The first concerns a foreign
counterintelligence file opened about Wallace’s 1970 trip to Cuba (pp.1-5)
and the second an investigation into a threatening letter sent to Wallace

 Don Whitehead Whitehead, Don – [118 Pages, 13.40MB] –
 Don Whitehead (April 8, 1908 in Inman, Virginia – January 12, 1981) was
an American journalist. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom. He won the 1950
George Polk Award for wire service reporting.

Whitehead wrote The FBI Story A Report to the People, in which the FBI
admits there are 3,843 pages, and it would be $115 to retrieve this file on
CD. If you are interested in sponsoring this file, write to