Breaking News: How the Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else with Scott Lindlaw, John Raess and Martha Mendoza.
A team of former and current Associated Press journalists reveals the compelling stories behind some of history's biggest stories in the first book about the news cooperative in more than 60 years.
"Breaking News: How the Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else", published by Princeton Architectural Press and richly illustrated with images from the AP's archives, recounts the challenges of reporting on armed conflicts, major trials, aviation milestones, presidential elections, the struggle for civil rights, the White House and disasters such as the 9/11 terror attacks.
The book also highlights the cooperative's intrepid foreign correspondents - such as Wes Gallagher, shown on the cover as he dashed for a phone to report on the verdict in the 1946 Nuremberg war crimes trial - and iconic images, including Joe Rosenthal's photo of the flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, in 1945.
The AP previously released David Halberstam's foreword in "Breaking News" to honor the journalist after his untimely death in a car crash in April. Halberstam, who covered the Vietnam War for The New York Times, recalled his first-hand experiences with AP's Saigon bureau- Book Passage
Scott Lindlaw is national security and safety reporter, based at The Associated Press bureau in San Francisco. He focuses on military, national security and homeland security issues, most recently producing a multi-part investigation on the probes into the friendly-fire death in Afghanistan of former pro football star Pat Tillman. Lindlaw has criss-crossed the United States since the early 1990s on a variety of assignments for the AP, including statehouse and political coverage in Rhode Island and California, as well as the O.J. Simpson trials, the Hollywood scene, presidential campaigns, inaugurations and the White House. He was based in Washington, D.C., as White House correspondent for President George W. Bush's first term. Lindlaw holds a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master's in journalism from the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Martha Mendoza is a National Writer for The Associated Press whose investigative reports have won numerous awards and prompted Congressional hearings, Pentagon investigations and White House responses. She won a 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting as part of a team that revealed, with extensive documentation, how American soldiers early in the Korean War killed hundreds of civilians at the No Gun Ri bridge. Most recently she's been an integral part of AP's team reporting on the "friendly-fire" death in Afghanistan of former NFL player Pat Tillman.