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Nat Hentoff in 2009. Credit Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

The Northeastern University community mourns the loss of author, journalist, renowned jazz critic and alumnus Nat Hentoff. Known for being blunt, unapologetic and undeniably passionate, Hentoff led a remarkable career spanning more than 60 years. His work was featured in many of the nation’s leading news sources, including extended tenures at the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and the Village Voice. Hentoff was not one to shy away from controversial topics, and will be remembered for his influential and cutting-edge work. Please read more about his legacy in The New York Times.

For an interview between Hentoff and School of Journalism faculty member Dan Kennedy, click here.