|Birthname||Alfred William Balk|
|born on||24 July 1930 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Oskaloosa, Iowa, 41n18, 92w39|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°44' 09°39 Asc. 05°30'|
American reporter, nonfiction author and magazine editor who wrote groundbreaking articles about housing segregation, the Nation of Islam, the environment and Illinois politics. His refusal to identify a confidential source led to a landmark court case. During a career-long emphasis on media improvement, he served on the Twentieth Century Fund's task force that established a National News Council, consulted for several foundations, served as secretary of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller's Committee on the Employment of Minority Groups in the News Media, and produced a film, That the People Shall Know: The Challenge of Journalism, narrated by Walter Cronkite. He wrote and co-authored books on a variety of topics, ranging from the tax exempt status of religious organizations to globalization to the history of radio.
Balk died of colon cancer on 25 November 2010 at his home in Huntley, Illinois, aged 80. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandchildren.
- associate relationship with Haley, Alex (born 11 August 1921). Notes: Co-authors
- Work : Great Achievement 1953 (MA in journalism)
- Relationship : Marriage 1953 (Phyllis Munter)
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. Born at Mahaska County Hospital.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MA in journalism)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Colon cancer)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Army journalist, 1954-1955)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction