June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p81
The article profiles journalist John G. Samson. To begin his journalism career, Samson covered the Korean War for the United Press International. He spent several years as a freelance journalist but was eventually appointed as managing editor of Field & Stream in 1970 and became editor in chief in 1972. He retired in 1985 and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he died at the age of 84. According to his friend Craig Springer, he has accomplished everything that an outdoor writer could ever want to do.


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