By Cheryl Heckler
Idealistic American Edmund Stevens arrived in Moscow in 1934 to do his half for the development of overseas Communism. His task writing propaganda ended in an unintended profession in journalism and an eventual Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his uncensored descriptions of Stalin s purges. The longest-serving American-born correspondent operating from in the Soviet Union, Stevens all started his journalism occupation reporting at the Russo-Finnish warfare in 1939 and was once the Christian technology display screen s first guy within the box to hide battling in international battle II. He mentioned at the Italian invasion of Greece, participated in Churchill s Moscow assembly with Stalin as a employees translator, and unique himself as a correspondent with the British military in North Africa. Drawing on Stevens s memoirs in addition to his articles and correspondence, Heckler sheds new mild on either the general public and the personal Stevens, portraying a reporter adapting to new roles and conditions with a ability that reporters this present day might good emulate.
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Extra resources for An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945
35 For one thing, Stevens entered the war a full two years before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, after which America—and most American journalists—entered the fray. S. ” headlines, evaluating the surprise attack, calling for men to enlist, and telling American families to prepare for sacrifice. ” In his own reporting of the Pearl Harbor attack, Stevens demonstrated a broader context, and he offered an explanation of the events that stretched far beyond American borders. He produced an analysis of global implications, which concluded, 33.
42 While most practicing journalists adapt and articulate elements of both “neutral” participants, recording the who, what, when, and where of the story, and “participant” journalists, focusing on the why and how of the story, Stevens was well suited to be the latter. To understand Stevens’s place in journalism, one must also note the rise of interpretive reporting during this period— which Emery describes as “the most important development of the 1930s and 1940s” in the American press43 that happened, in large measure, because of the socioeconomic revolution of FDR’s New Deal combined with increasingly scientific technology and greater complexity of interdependence among economic groups.
I made two trips by train, first to Leningrad, under the spell of the white nights in the company of Harry Scott, who knew the city well, for he worked in the Leningrad branch of the publishing house. Besides seeing museums, we were invited to the publishing house and were royally entertained. Unlike Moscow, the editorial staff consisted almost entirely of urbane intellectuals born when Leningrad was St. Petersburg. In the early thirties the old Tsarist capital retained much of its majesty, just slightly tarnished.
An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945 by Cheryl Heckler