Pamela Ferdinand


As an experienced and award-winning journalist and author, I pride myself on my professionalism, resourcefulness, and keen editor's eye along with an ability to provide clear, accurate and engaging prose. I contribute to major English-language news organizations, magazines, academic institutions, public affairs offices, and Web sites worldwide.

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The Washington Post

Louise Woodward

The English au pair accused of shaking a baby boy to death was found guilty of second-degree murder today by a Massachusetts jury, ending a three- week trial that transfixed...

The Washington Post

Au Pair Gets Life Term

The English au pair convicted of murdering a nearly 9-month-old baby boy in her care was sentenced to life in prison today, as her lawyers fended off criticism that they had...

The Washington Post

Judge Frees Au Pair

A Massachusetts judge today freed a British au pair after reducing her second-degree murder conviction to involuntary manslaughter, saying the high-profile case that touched...

The Miami Herald

Baby Theresa

Even when tiny Theresa was still in her womb, Laura Campo was concerned about other children who could benefit from the baby's organs, her sister said Thursday.

The Washington Post

Shoe Bomber

Richard C. Reid, the British drifter and Muslim fundamentalist who attempted to detonate bombs in his shoes during a transatlantic flight, today was sent to prison for life as...

The Washington Post

No Bail for Shoebomber Suspect

Richard C. Reid, the British drifter accused by federal authorities of trying to ignite a "homemade bomb" in his sneakers while on board a Paris-to- Miami flight, could have...

The Washington Post

Logan Airport 9/11

About 8:45 a.m. the plane became the first of two aircraft to crash into the World Trade Center, smashing into the North Tower. At that moment Cathy Carron, 50, was two blocks...

The Washington Post

Logan Airport Reopened

Just before dawn today, Logan International Airport reopened with heavy reinforcements: bomb-sniffing dogs, random ID checks, and checkpoints teeming with police and federal...

The Washington Post

United Airlines 175

Somewhere between Philadelphia and Newark -- less than 90 miles from Manhattan -- the aircraft made its final radar contact, according to a statement released by United...

The Washington Post

Border Security

Derby Line, like few other small towns across the nation, is literally spliced in two in places where Vermont collides with Quebec through the center of buildings and down the...

The Washington Post

Airport Security Revamp

In the months following Sept. 11, Logan International Airport here was widely assailed for its string of security lapses, for its inept management and, most important, for its...

The Washington Post

Women Farmers

It started with a lonely horse named Cookie. Valerie Davies, Cookie's owner, bought a goat to keep the mare company. Then another, then another. Nine years later, Davies is...

The Washington Post

New Hampshire Juvenile Justice

Faced with a slew of young offenders in legal limbo, Granite State legislators are moving toward reversing a 1996 law and raising to 18 the age under which teenagers who commit...

The Miami Herald

Juvenile Boot Camps

Boot camps, a key component of President Clinton's and Gov. Chiles' anti- crime packages, are becoming the rehabilitation regimen of choice for young offenders. Earlier this...

The Washington Post

The Friendly Takeover

Welcome to the "Friendly Takeover," a sporadic event engineered by local software developer Reggie Cummings to help promote and integrate a city with a tumultuous record on race...

The Washington Post


In an ancient naval ritual adapted to private grief, the Kennedys and Bessettes entombed three loved ones today in the plot of sea that swallowed their fallen aircraft six...

The Washington Post

Michael Kennedy Funeral

Head bowed and adolescent shoulders braced, Michael Kennedy's son led a glistening mahogany casket out of a Cape Cod funeral Mass today, conjuring mournful images of every...

The Washington Post

Nation Reacts to Clinton on Tape

With damp hair and heavy hearts, congregants prayed silently for President Clinton today at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End.

The Washington Post

Clinton Impeachment

As he follows the impeachment proceedings on the radio each morning, Jim Edwards cannot help but visualize all those Washington politicians with their starched white shirts and...