Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KSG is a Canadian-born former newspaper publisher, an historian, a columnist, and a non-affiliated life peer. Black controlled Hollinger International, once the world’s third-largest English-language newspaper empire, which published The Daily Telegraph (UK), Chicago Sun Times (U.S.), The Jerusalem Post (Israel), National Post (Canada), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), and hundreds of community newspapers in North America.
Black is also an author, having written two memoirs (A Life in Progress and A Matter of Principle) and biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. In 2004, a shareholder-initiated prosecution of Black began in the United States. Black has publicly maintained his innocence since the original indictment.