Friday, June 01, 2007

down to the wire

A must-read for media relations mavens is the new history on the Associated Press, titled Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else.

If you're in Washington June 25 at 6pm,you can learn more about the book at a reception, panel discussion and signing at the National Press Club. Panelists include:

- Tom Curley, AP President
- Walter Mears, Pulitzer Prize-winning former political correspondent for AP
- Kathryn Johnson, former Atlanta reporter for AP, now retired, whose coverage of the Civil Rights Movement was both moving and authoritative
- Darrell Christian, sports editor of AP for many years
- Ron Edmonds, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington and White House photographer
- George Esper, famed Saigon AP bureau chief
- Joe Urschel, Newseum executive director, moderator

It's open to the public, but reservations and free tickets will be required. A reception from 6pm to 6:45pm precedes the panel discussion. Email opus@press.org or call 202-662-7129.

And, aside from the wire itself, one of our favorite AP resources is its media news page -- a fast way to stay abreast of personnel changes, policy issues and those times when the media becomes the story.

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

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