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Nicholas Daniloff

Professor Emeritus

A 30-year veteran in national media, Professor Daniloff joined Northeastern University in 1989. He was director of the journalism program from 1992–1999. He has written several books. These include two earlier works, The Kremlin and the Cosmos (1972), and Two Lives One Russia (1988), and the recent Of Spies and Spokesmen: My Life as a Cold War Correspondent (University of Missouri Press, 2008).

Professor Daniloff served as a foreign correspondent for United Press International and U.S. News & World Report in London, Paris, Moscow and Washington D.C. In addition to his books, he also has written numerous popular and academic articles. He teaches ethics, and graduate and undergraduate print journalism courses. He graduated from Harvard College in 1956 with an AB degree cum laude. He has both BA and MA degrees from Oxford University.

In appraising Of Spies and Spokesmen, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Advisor to President Carter, noted Professor Daniloff’s special knowledge as a correspondent of Russian affairs “both in Soviet and post-Soviet incarnations; (he) is familiar with the language and intimately so with the history…”

Professor Daniloff retired from the School of Journalism in May 2014 following more than 25 years at Northeastern.

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