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'The New York Times' Facing World War II

Articles, Maps and Statistics from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Exhibit

Erika J. Fischer and Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

In 1941, the Pulitzer Prize Board at the School of Journalism of Columbia University gave a special award to the 'New York Times' «for the public educational value of its foreign news report, exemplified by its scope, by excellence of writing and presentation, and supplementary background information, illustration, and interpretation» during 1940. This book contains great parts of the award-winning exhibit of one of the leading newspapers of the world. The material presented not only demonstrates the world-wide correspondence of the 'New York Times' one year before the U.S. became involved in World War II, it also gives a fascinating insight into the number and names of all foreign correspondents and the costs for transmitting the articles world-wide by cable exactly fifty years ago.
Contents: Foreword - Dispatches from various correspondents - Special series of articles - The military and naval comment - Editorial comments on the war - World news in typical weekday and Sunday issues - The map service of the newspaper - Comments on the paper's news value - Bibliographies on the 'New York Times' and on the Pulitzer Journalism Prizes.