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Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps

Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps is a vibrant chronicle of news coverage in our nation’s capital, from the early days of radio and print reporting and the heyday of the wire services to the brave new world of the Internet.   Beginning with 1932, when a newly elected FDR energized the sleepy capital, Donald Ritchie highlights the dramatic changes in journalism that have occurred in the last seven decades. We meet legendary columnists–including Walter Lippmann, Joseph Alsop, and Drew Pearson –as well as the great investigative reporters, from Paul Y. Read more…