25th Anniversary Coverage

The 25th anniversary of the deaths in Jonestown last year generated more press coverage about Peoples Temple than any year since 1978. The following is a listing of articles which are available on the web.

California Newspapers

Memorial serves as a tribute to mass deaths
by Mike Adamick, Contra Costa Times

Hell’s 25-Year Echo: The Jonestown Mass Suicide
by Tim Reiterman, Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2003

25 years after the horror of Jonestown
by Jill Tucker and Jason Dearen, Oakland Tribune, November 16, 2003

Erin Ryan wants father to be appreciated
by Jason Dearen, Oakland Tribune, November 18, 2003

Tragic Truths: 25 years after Jonestown deaths, couple are committed to bringing to light disaster’s complexities and shades of gray
by Sandi Dolbee, San Diego Union Tribune, November 16, 2003

Survivors’ perspectives differ
by Sandi Dolbee, San Diego Union Tribune, November 16, 2003

Jonestown began here
by Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 2003

Jonestown and City Hall slayings eerily linked in time and memory; Both events continue to haunt city a quarter century later
by Richard Rapaport, San Francisco Chronicle, November 16, 2003

JONESTOWN – 25 Years Later – How spiritual journey ended in destruction – Jim Jones led his flock to death in jungle
by Don Lattin, San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 2003

Jackie Speier — moving on, moving up: Survivor of Jonestown ambush plans run for lieutenant governor
by Vicki Haddock, San Francisco Chronicle, November 16, 2003

Pondering the pain: Some survivors at Jonestown memorial don’t discuss it much, but none has forgotten
by Pia Sarkar, San Francisco Chronicle, November 19, 2003

Peoples Temple tragedy haunts African American community; Many who recall the church say it could happen again
by Dave Ford, San Francisco Chronicle, November 23, 2003

Former reporter’s book knits together S.F.’s twin tragedies of 1978
by Kathleen Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2003

Remembering Jonestown Massacre
by Peter Delevett, San Jose Mercury News, November 16, 2003

The day they ‘stepped across’
by Mike Geniella, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, November 16, 2003

Jonestown massacre – 25 years later
by Dana Yates, Ukiah Daily Journal, November 17, 2003

Jonestown Massacre Memory Fades in Guyana
by Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press, November 18, 2003

Jonestown Tragedy Mourned, 25 Years Later
by Michelle Locke, Associated Press, November 18, 2003

Remembering the Guyana tragedy
by Lester Kinsolving, WND, November 18, 2003

Broadcast Media

Remembering Jonestown
Transcript with Melissa Block, National Public Radio, November 18, 2003

Jonestown survivor: ‘Wrong from every point of view’
Interview with Laura Johnston Kohl, CNN, November 18, 2003

Sunday Salon
KPFA (Berkeley), November 16, 2003

Jonestown Leader’s Son Talks About Anniversary
KGO-TV, November 18, 2003

National media

Brief sojourn to hell still vivid 25 years later
by Michael Sneed, Chicago Sun-Times, November 23, 2003

Dreadful day in Jonestown remembered
by Mohamed Hamaludin, Miami Herald, November 16, 2003 (also here)

Former People’s Temple building is open to possibilities
by John Strauss, Indianapolis Star, June 16, 2003

Journalist shot at airstrip says Jones wielded great power
by Rachel Sheeley, Richmond (Indiana) Palladium, November 16, 2003

Former local newspaperman recalls interviews, events
by Dick Reynolds, Richmond (Indiana) Palladium, November 16, 2003

A distant memory in Guyana
by Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press (published in Boston Globe), November 19, 2003

Jones disciple recovers from, recalls painful past
by Mike Lewis, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 18, 2003

Subsequent articles

He lived to tell
by Paul VanDeCarr, The Advocate, November 25, 2003

Standing the Shadows of Jonestown
by Hank Sims, North Coast Journal, September 25, 2003

Tim Stoen’s story
by Keith Easthouse, North Coast Journal, September 25, 2003

Originally posted on July 25th, 2013.

Last modified on December 29th, 2021.
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