Auerbach, Stuart C(harles) 1935-2003

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AUERBACH, Stuart C(harles) 1935-2003


See index for CA sketch: Born October 28, 1935, in New York, NY; died of complications from pneumonia and congestive heart failure, December 18, 2003, in Washington, DC. Journalist and author. Auerbach was a longtime reporter for the Washington Post and cofounder of the Media Development Loan Fund. A graduate of Williams College, where he earned his B.A. in 1957, he spent the late 1950s and early 1960s working for newspapers in Massachusetts and Florida. Auerbach joined the staff at the Washington Post in 1966 as a science and medical correspondent. He would spend the rest of his career at the Post, where he executed a number of diverse assignments ranging from correspondent in the Middle East and South Asia in the 1970s and early 1980s to reporting on international trade from 1983 to 1993. After a year's hiatus in 1994, Auerbach returned to work as a health reporter from 1995 to 1997, when he retired. After retiring, he helped to set up the Media Development Loan Fund, an organization that gave financial support to newspapers around the world in an effort to free them from the constraints of being supported by their governments; thus, Auerbach was an important figure in promoting free presses around the world.



Washington Post, December 20, 2003, p. B4.