To Do Monday

From the National Press Club:

    Monday, June 25, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the National Press Club.

    The Associated Press, The Newseum and the National Press Club present a reception and panel discussion celebrating the book: “Breaking News: How The Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else”

    Since its founding in 1846, The Associated Press has been the authoritative reporting voice for major news events around the world, maintaining credibility in the face of hoaxes, competition and sometimes outright hostility. From the days when reporters were anonymous to the better-known bylines of today, AP reporters have held true to the fiercely competitive “first in, last out” mentality in covering the world’s hottest stories. Join a panel of AP staffers for a reception and a discussion of the stories behind the stories in the new book Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else.

    Panelists:

  • Walter Mears, Pulitzer Prize-winning former AP political correspondent
  • Kathryn Johnson, former AP reporter, known for coverage of the civil rights movement
  • Darrell Christian, former AP sports editor and now an editor at large
  • Ron Edmonds, Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer
  • George Esper, former AP bureau chief in Saigon
  • Joe Urschel, moderator, Newseum executive director

    Location:
    National Press Club
    529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor
    Washington, D.C.
    A reception begins at 6 p.m.; discussion starts at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Send e-mail to opus@press.org or call 202/662-7129.