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Breaking News How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else

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ISBN-10: 1568986890

ISBN-13: 9781568986890

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Halberstam, Reporters of the Associated Press Staff

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The reporter who filed the last dispatch before falling with Custer at his "last stand" against the Sioux. The Honolulu bureau chief who looked up from his breakfast table to see Japanese planes flying low and called San Francisco, managing to dictate a single paragraph before all communications to the mainland were cut. The Saigon bureau chief who served Coca-Cola and pound cake to three North Vietnamese soldiers before writing the bulletin announcing the fall of Saigon. These are but a few of the gripping and dramatic stories reported first by the Associated Press in the past century and a half. InHow the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else, the Associated Press throws open its archives and invites readers into its news bureaus and out into the field to witness first hand its groundbreaking reporting on presidents, elections, wars, civil rights, trials and crimes, disasters, business, and major sports events. The book conveys, through personal accounts, archival materials, interviews, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographs, how the AP became the world's largest news organization and how it continues to play a vital role in providing the news to the American and international press.Breaking Newsmakes an original and significant contribution to journalism history by shedding light on the nation's primary newswire service, one that reaches one half of the world daily and upon which virtually every serious newspaper and broadcast outlet in the nation has relied for decades.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 5/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.

War I : a circuit to anywhere
Trials : crime and punishment
Freedom of information : a fight is what this is
Aviation : like a monster bird
Sports : thrills to last a lifetime
Elections : when is AP going to call this thing?
Civil rights : a different kind of conflict
War II : soldiers of the press
Foreign correspondents : a rare breed
Photographs : why not a camera?
Disasters : a walk through Hell
The White House : the ultimate road trip
A brief history of AP
AP general agents, general managers, and CEOs
Offices of the Associated Press in New York City