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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.
This 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 is a professional tour de
force that confirms being on the ground is still a critical factor
in excellent reportage.
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. He has been a consultant to newspapers
and served as editor of the Salt Lake City Deseret News, converting
it from afternoon to morning publication.