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Paper Boy to Pulitzer
by John Hughes

 

JOHN HUGHES is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

His earning the Pulitzer and spending a lifetime dedicated to the journalism trade, with professional standards respected by all his peers, make this memoir a fascinating read and of interest to historians, journalists, journalism students, biography buffs, diplomats, and foreign policy experts.

The book is an intimate narrative that reflects Hughes's involvement in or reporting during the administrations of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.

Paper Boy to Pulitzer chronicles an extraordinary career and confirms being on the ground is still a critical factor in excellent reportage.

Born in Wales, educated in England, Hughes served for six years as the Monitor's Africa correspondent and for six years as Far East correspondent, before becoming editor for nine years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of a bloody coup attempt in Indonesia, a savage bloodbath thereafter, and the fall of President Sukarno.

He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and is a former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He wrote a syndicated column on national and foreign affairs for the Monitor for 27 years.

During the Reagan administration, he served successively as Associate Director of the United States Information Agency, Director of the Voice of America, and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department Spokesman.

He has also served as Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Communications at the United Nations.

He is currently a professor of international communications at Brigham Young University.

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. ISBN # 978-1-891331-47-3
349 pages,
20 photos, 6" x 9", trade paperback
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