One of the USA’s foremost science journalists during the middle of the 20th Century was Ralph Dighton of the Associated Press.
Ralph Dighton Wrote About Science
Ralph Dighton’s writings were published in newspapers across the country in the 1950s and ’60s, so in a sense he was America’s voice for explaining the quickly-growing world of science to the masses.
Here is an article he wrote that explained the underlying reason for America’s quest to put a man on the moon: Survival Called Basic Reason Behind Haste to Reach Moon.
Here is Ralp Dighton’s highly-noted article about some of the first crash-test dummies: Meet ‘Sierra Sam’ a Stand-in for Man
Reporter Press Photo – 1966: Ralph Dighton
Ralph Dighton Wrote About Hollywood
Dighton was based in Los Angeles for much of his career and, before he turned his focus to science, he wrote articles about Hollywood, including one about the history of the fabled Hollywood Hotel.