|Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs|
September 3, 2013 – October 1, 2015
|Preceded by||Michael Hammer|
|Succeeded by||John Kirby|
|Born||September 29, 1949|
North Manchester, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||DePauw University|
Douglas Frantz (born September 29, 1949 in North Manchester, Indiana) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative journalist and author, currently serving as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development since November 2015.
He resigned as Los Angeles Times Managing Editor in 2007 after blocking the publication of an article about the Armenian Genocide; Frantz said his resignation was not related to the ensuing controversy.
Frantz served as the Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times, and the managing editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2005 to 2007. Frantz was chief investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is also the former Managing Director of Kroll’s Business Intelligence Washington office.
Armenian Genocide controversy
As the Los Angeles Times Managing Editor, Frantz blocked a story on the Armenian Genocide in April 2007 written by Mark Arax, a veteran Times journalist of Armenian descent. Frantz argued that Arax previously had expressed an opinion on the topic and therefore was biased on the subject, apparently referring to a letter co-signed by Arax that endorsed the LA Times policy of referring to the event as "Armenian Genocide". Arax, who has published similar articles before, lodged a discrimination complaint and threatened a federal lawsuit. Frantz was accused of having a bias obtained while being stationed in Istanbul, Turkey. Frantz resigned from the paper on July 6.
- 1993; 1998 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting finalist
- 1993 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
- Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins (2000). Celebration, U.S.A.: living in Disney's brave new town. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-8050-5561-0.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins (2003). Death on the Black Sea. Ecco. ISBN 978-0-06-621262-3.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins (2007). The Nuclear Jihadist. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-50560-4.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins (2011). Fallout: The True Story of the CIA's Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-8306-9.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- "Valerie Crites Fowler". U.S. Department of State. January 28, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
- "Ask a Reporter Q&A: Mark Landler". The New York Times. 2002. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009.
- "OECD appoints new Deputy Secretary-General". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. October 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in:
- Managing editor to leave The Times
- Frantz, Douglas; Collins, Catherine. "Douglas Frantz". The New York Times.
- "Douglas Frantz, former Times managing editor, to be chief investigator for Senate panel". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 2009.
- Pulitzer Prize Winner Douglas Frantz Joins Risk Consulting Firm Kroll
- "U.S. Welcomes Appointment of Douglas Frantz as Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)". U.S. Department of State. October 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in:
- The Armenian Genocide Debate Pits Moral Values Against Realpolitik Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- LA Observed: Armenian genocide dispute erupts at LAT
- "The Pulitzer Prizes - Search: frantz". pulitzer.org.
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