LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist

LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist

by Gerald Moore

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Overview

Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story Gerald Moore--a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete--recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. Before joining LIFE at the age of twenty-seven, he worked as a police officer in Albuquerque and then a reporter at the Albuquerque Tribune--both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826356772
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Gerald Moore lives in Hudson, New York, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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