Dick Cooper

Dick Cooper was a metropolitan newspaper reporter, editor and manager for 36 years. As a staffer at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 28 years, he covered local, regional and national news. He conducted journalistic investigations focusing on crime and corruption. As an editor, he directed local news coverage in Philadelphia and its suburbs. He taught journalism at Temple University for 10 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for coverage of the Attica Prison Riot while working as a reporter for the Rochester, New York, Times-Union. He is president of Cooper Media Associates, Inc. a media consulting firm.

He was a Michigan Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, Class of 1990-91, and is a 1969 graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism. Dick and his wife, Pat, live in St. Michaels and sail the Chesapeake Bay on their 1971 Hinckley Bermuda 40, Tusitala.

An eBook anthology of his writings for the Tidewater Times and other publications, “East of the Chesapeake: Skipjacks, Flyboys and Sailors, True Tales of the Eastern Shore,” is now available at www.amazon.com.

  • January 2009 – Blackwater – Fragile Beauty
  • February 2009 – If I’m Cold and Wet, I Must Be On A Boat
  • March 2009 – Wounded Warriors Sail the Miles
  • May 2009 – Reborn Classic Sails the Bay
  • February 2010 – A Time-Honored Book
  • March 2010 – Falling In Love With A Classy Old Lady
  • April 2010 – The Past is Always With Us
  • May 2010 – European Roadster is Reborn
  • June 2010 – Windfall for CBMM
  • July 2010 – Mega Yachts in St. Michaels
  • August 2010 – The Wye – Hidden Treasure of the Eastern Shore
  • September 2010 – The Concours d’Elegance
  • October 2010 – Oxford Community Center – Everything Old is New Again!
  • November 2010 – The Sailing Hall of Fame
  • December 2010 – A Walk in the Park
  • January 2011 – Touring the Eastern Shore
  • February 2011 – Delmarva – Out of the Way or In the Way?
  • March 2011 – Apprentice for a Day
  • April 2011 – Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center – Hidden in Plain Sight
  • May 2011 – Sailboat Racing for Fun & Charity
  • June 2011 – Heritage Tourism: Teaching Old Watermen New Ways To Make Money And Save Their Communities
  • July 2011 – Looking to Steal a Kiss
  • August 2011M/V John C. Widener Tending to the Road Signs of the Chesapeake
  • September 2011 – The Same Old Grind at the Wye Grist Mill
  • October 2011 – Lightship Overfalls – A Beacon into Maritime History
  • November 2011 – Volunteers Restore Easton’s Spring Hill Cemetery
  • December 2011 – Christmas In St. Michaels – Bringing Joy and Help for 25 Years
  • January 2012 – Saving Jason Lee – A Story of Family, Science and Love
  • February 2012 – Miles Point Stays Forever Green
  • March 2012 – Academy Art Museum’s Bright Future
  • April 2012 – Model Boats with Surgical Precision
  • May 2012Tidewater Times Celebrates Six Decades of Time and Place!
  • June 2012 – Birthday Wish Comes True on the Panama Canal
  • July 2012 – Veteran Blacksmith Shares His Knowledge
  • August 2012 – Easton Craftsman Carves a Niche Business
  • September 2012 – A Panamanian Fish Tale
  • October 2012 – Historic Sawmill Still Making Its Mark
  • November 2012 – St. Michaels Community Organizers Discuss New Visions
  • December 2012 – Vet’s Inventions Help Pets with Disabilities
  • January 2013 – Award Winning Artist’s Journey of Discovery
  • February 2013 – In Pursuit of the Big Fish – The One That Didn’t Get Away
  • March 2013 – Plans for New St. Michaels YMCA Move Forward
  • April 2013 – An Unexpected Trip to the Heart of Darkness and Back
  • May 2013 – After the Drama, the Routine of Regaining Your Health
  • June 2013 – Developing a Keen Eye for Hunting Rare Birds
  • July 2013 – The “C” Stands for Careful
  • August 2013 – The Patriot – A Floating Icon on the Miles River
  • September 2013 – The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Reaches Historic Mark
  • October 2013 – Keeping it Really Local One Crabcake at a Time
  • November 2013 – New Digs at Blackwater
  • December 2013 – St. Michaels’ Santa Wants Everyone to Believe
  • January 2014 – Restored Manor House Has Long Important History
  • February 2014 – Aruba – One Happy Island
  • March 2014 – Furnace Town: A Ghost Town with a Future
  • April 2014 – Classic Motor Museum Planned for St. Michaels
  • May 2014 – The Acadians’ Exile in Maryland
  • June 2014 – Memories of a Great Dad
  • July 2014 – Naval History and Tragedy over the Chesapeake Bay
  • August 2014 – Capt. Owen Burns – A Sailor’s Life Remembered
  • September 2014 – Exploring the Miles River Aboard the Winnie Estelle
  • October 2014 – A Family Hawaiian Wedding
  • November 2014 – Big City Lights vs. Quiet Country Nights
  • December 2014 – Warm Memories of Christmas Presents Past
  • January 2015 – Horn Point’s Reach is Outside the Shell
  • February 2015 – Successful Vet Sail Program on the Miles River Runs Its Course
  • March 2015 – The Legend of Two Johns
  • April 2015 – Local Foundation Teaches Kids to Swim, Not Sink
  • May 2015 – The Play’s the Thing for Local Troupe
  • June 2015 – Year After Year the Pain is Still Worth the Gain
  • July 2015 – Local Craftsman Brings Life to a Forgotten Classic
  • August 2015 – Solving World Issues In Style is a Shore Thing
  • September 2015 – Easton Man’s Job Has Ups and Downs
  • October 2015 – Talbot County Historical Society Builds New Museum in Old Space
  • November 2015 – Historic Skipjack Kathryn Rejoins the Oyster Fleet
  • December 2015 – Conservation Center Brings New Life to Easton Landmark
  • January 2016 – Local Craftsman Takes Time to Keep History Alive
  • February 2016 – Sheriff Warns Pill Abuse Can Lead to Heroin
  • March 2016 – A Big Story Shapes a Long Career
  • April 2016 – Saving Chesapeake Traditions, One Boat at a Times
  • May 2016 – CBMM Prepares to Restore the Edna E. Lockwood
  • June 2016 – The Eastern Shore Needs a Plan for Rising Sea Level
  • July 2016 – The Elf Classic: A Yacht Race Where Old Boats Rule
  • August 2016 – Local History is the Focus of St. Michaels’ “Other” Museum
  • September 2016 – Talbot County Sailors Capture Big-Time Bermuda Trophies
  • October 2016 – Looking Back and Into the Future of the Chesapeake Bay
  • November 2016 – Classic Motor Museum Almost Ready to Roll
  • December 2016 – Christmas in St. Michaels
  • January 2017 – Chesapeake Watermen Celebrated in Photographer’s First Book
  • February 2017 – The National WWII Museum: A Tribute to Courage
  • March 2017 – A Caribbean Fish Tale
  • April 2017 – All Emergency Units Linked by New System in Talbot County
  • May 2017 – New Rowing Club Takes to the Water
  • June 2017 – Digital Archives Open Hidden Treasures of the Past
  • July 2017 – The Dead Tell Much About Local History
  • August 2017 – Our Memorable Sail to “Moscow” on the Corsica
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