Seymour Topping | Columbia Journalism School

Seymour Topping

San Paolo Professor of International Journalism Emeritus

Mr. Topping is the San Paolo Professor of International Journalism Emeritus.  He is a former correspondent in North China and Manchuria for the International News Service; a correspondent in China, Indochina, London, Berlin for the Associated Press; a reporter, chief correspondent in Moscow and Southeast Asia, a foreign editor, assistant managing editor, deputy managing editor, managing editor for the New York Times; a director of editorial development for the New York Times Company regional newspapers; president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors;  He is also the author of "Journey Between Two Chinas" (1972), and "The Peking Letter: A Novel of the Chinese Civil War." (1999).