Richard Stone: Chicago Newsman Was Respected Foreign Correspondent and Media Strategist

From an obit on by Maureen O’Donnell headlined “Richard ‘Dick’ Stone dies at 80; Chicago newsman was respected foreign correspondent and media strategist”:

Dick Stone was a consummate newsman whose knowledge of history and politics and incisive questioning and graceful writing brought the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world.

He was one of the youngest foreign correspondents hired by UPI, said his wife, Chicago Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman.

Working in Japan in 1966, he took dispatches from Vietnam and reported on two major airline disasters within 24 hours — one of them the crash of a plane at Mt. Fuji that was carrying a tour group of approximately 75 people.