Dan Caspi, Romanian-born Israeli media theorist and academic, Died at 71


Dan Caspi was born on January 1, 1945, and died on January 22, 2017.

He was a lecturer at the Communication Studies Department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel.

Over the years in his career, Dan Caspi has combined research with public activity and extensive, lively commentary, publishing hundreds of articles in the printed daily and online press, including regular columns in a Jerusalem local paper, in the Israel Publishers’ Association monthly Otot (“Signals”)’ in Haayin Hashviit (“The Seventh Eye”, an online media journal)’ the op-ed section of ynet (an online newspaper produced by Yedioth Ahronoth) and a blog for Ha’aretz.

He (originally Casapu) was born in Săveni; his family soon moved to Dorohoi, in Moldova, northeastern Romania.

However, nonetheless, physical handicapped by cerebral palsy(CP), he attended regular local schools in Romania and then in Israel after moving there with his family in 1960, at the age of 14.

His family settled in Beersheba, Israel, where Caspi completed high school.

During the mid-1960s, Caspi began undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in political science and sociology.

Dan Caspi passed away at 71 years old.