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Bill McAllister

Bill McAllister spent most of his journalism career at The Washington Post, where he was a reporter, editor and columnist from 1975 to 1999. He has also worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Virginian-Pilot and The Denver Post.


Since 2002 he has worked as an independent writer for a number of organizations and has been Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News, the nation's largest stamp newspaper. He also has served as a spokesman for the plaintiffs in the long-running Cobell versus Norton lawsuit.


A native of North Carolina, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In graduate school McAllister did research on the impact of bylines on the attitudes of newspaper readers. Married and the father of four sons, he and his wife live in Fairfax City, Va.



Needed: A better memory in coverage of the Indian Trust Program
COMMENTARY | September 06, 2005
A former Washington Post reporter who used to write about Indian affairs, now an activist, says the press has no institutional memory and is letting the Department of Interior off the hook in a law suit that is now almost ten years old.

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