Hinds, Michael deCourcy 1947–2005

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Hinds, Michael deCourcy 1947–2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 10, 1947, in Boston, MA; died of complications from multiple myeloma, September 19, 2005, in New York, NY. Journalist and author. Hinds was a former correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times who later became a writer for the Carnegie Corporation. After graduating from Boston University in 1969, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal for a year. Upon returning home, he wrote for newspapers in Boston and in New Jersey during much of the 1970s. He joined the New York Times staff in 1978 as a reporter who wrote on everything from consumer issues to national news. After serving as bureau chief in Philadelphia for five years, he left the paper in 1994 to become vice president and executive editor for Public Agenda, a nonprofit organization that advises people on public issues. Hinds resigned from Public Agenda in 2000 and was hired as chief writer for the Carnegie Corporation, a post he still held at the time of his death. Over the years, he was the author of more than half a dozen books. Among these are Illegal Drugs: What Should We Do Now? (1997), A Nice Place to Live: Creating Communities, Fighting Sprawl (1999), and Violent Kids: Can We Change the Trend? (2000).



New York Times, September 23, 2005, p. C19.