Jim Hoagland

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Jim Hoagland is an American journalist. He is an associate editor, senior foreign correspondent, and columnist for The Washington Post. He was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on January 22, 1940.[1]


He graduated with an AB in journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1961 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He did graduate work in Aix-en-Provence, France, during the 1961–62 academic year and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Columbia University’s School of Journalism during 1968–69.[1]


Hoagland began his journalism career as a reporter with the Rock Hill Evening Herald in 1960 while still in college. He then became a copy editor for the New York Times International Edition in Paris in 1964. On joining the Washington Post in 1966, he covered metropolitan and national affairs. He was the Post’s Africa correspondent (1969–72), Middle East correspondent (1972–75), and Paris correspondent (1975–77). In 1979, Hoagland became foreign editor and, in 1981, was appointed assistant managing editor for Foreign News. In 1986, he moved to Paris to begin his internationally syndicated column on America’s role in the world.[1]




  • Jim Hoagland, South Africa: Civilizations in Conflict, Houghton Mifflin Co (Oct. 1972).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jim Hoagland Profile, Hoover Institution. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. Board and Advisors, Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Retrieved 23 March 2020.