On May 7, 1945, Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy became the most famous -- or infamous -- American correspondent of World War II. On that day in France, General Alfred Jodl signed the official documents as Germans surrendered to the Allies. Army officials allowed a select number of reporters, including Kennedy, to witness this historic moment -- but then instructed the journalists that the story was under military embargo. In a courageous but costly move, Kennedy defied the military embargo and broke the news of the Allied victory. His scoop generated instant controversy. Rival news organizations angrily protested, and the AP fired him several months after the war ended. In this absorbing and previously unpublished personal account, Kennedy recounts his career as a newspaperman from his early days as a stringer in Paris to the aftermath of his dismissal from the AP.In his narrative, Kennedy emerges both as a reporter with an eye for a good story and an unwavering foe of censorship.
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|Size: ||4.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2012|
|ISBN: ||9780807145272 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|