Pen & Sword: A Journalist's Guide to Covering the Military

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Marion Street Press, Inc., 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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Covering defense and the military is much more than a regular beat. Stories written by military reporters can range from an interview with a local recruit heading off to boot camp to coverage of a war on foreign soil. In between are thousands of stories a
 

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Contents

Preface
13
Chapter 6
26
Who are these people?
29
How toUnderstand military rank
43
Chapter
59
How to Cover an aircraft crash
91
Chapter 4
101
How toCover intelligence intelligently
108
Chapter 10
169
How toCover the nuclear story
179
Chapter
189
Chapter 12
195
Chapter 13
215
Chapter 14
224
Chapter 15
240
How to Know when to keep secrets
257

How to Find extraordinary stories
119
How toUse the Early Bird
142
Chapter 9
157
Reading List Reports
271
Glossary of Acronyms
295
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Ed Offley, formerly editor-in-chief of The Stars and Stripes, and military reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is currently military reporter for the News Herald in Panama City, Florida. He has appeared on numerous national and regional television and radio shows to discuss military and defense issues, including Fox News, ABC, C-SPAN, and CNN. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Offley served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He lives in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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