George A. Krimsky is a journalist and author who spent much of his career abroad before returning to community journalism in his home state of Connecticut.

As a reporter and columnist for the Republican-American newspaper, where he began his career in 1966, he covered news and issues in Litchfield County and elsewhere around the state since 2005. In 2009, he received the Yankee Quill Award, “the highest individual honor bestowed on journalsts in New England,” according to the granting organization, the Academy of New England Journalists.

In a 16-year career with the Associated Press, he reported from the Soviet Union and the Middle East, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Lebanese civil war. He later served as World News Editor for the international news agency. In 1985, he co-founded a non-profit organization to train and assist journalists from developing nations. The International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., remains today the preeminent institution working with the worldwide print media.

He has worked in more than 40 countries, but regards Northwestern Connecticut as the venue and home of his choice.

In addition to writing on media issues for the trade press, he is the co-author (with John Maxwell Hamilton) of a 1995 book entitled Hold the Press -The Inside Story on Newspapers, aimed at explaining the American newspaper industry to a general audience. He also is the co-author (with Chandler B. Saint) of a non-fiction book about an 18th Century New England slave, entitled Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith.


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