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I have a lot of time for Christopher Hitchens, too, if only because there are so few characters like him in journalism these days who are genuinely willing to go out on a limb.
He's my vote for greatest living journalist, just beating Hitchens. Kapuscinski would win if he wasn't dead. :(
You can even forget the "journalist" constraint, he's just one of the greatest writers full stop.
I really love David Foster Wallace's journalism, too. He didn't do too much, which is a shame, as I recognise a lot of the same traits in Wallace as there are in Kapuscinski - taking small examples in whatever is being studied and extrapolating their consequences to try and get a further grasp on some larger constant.
apart from Bam Gresley of course!
followed ever so closely by Nick Davies
That fat huy from Jimmy Hills Sunday Supliment.
...though Orwell is probably up there, I guess.