Author and professor to share insight into Associated Press correspondents and World War II stories

Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and an expert in the subject of international journalism, will give a lecture about the work of international journalists in wartime and how their stories shared the action with those back home.

The lecture, “Bringing the World Home: How Associated Press Correspondents Got the Stories from World War II to Today,” takes place March 16 at 11:15 a.m. in the Peyton Anderson Forum at Grady College, and is free and open to the public.

Dell’Orto’s lecture will center on the information in her most recent book, “AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present,” which gives original insights into what it takes for international journalists to write stories overseas and share them with those back home. Covering events from the Japanese surrender in 1945 to the battles in the Middle East in the last decade, Dell’Orto’s book gives voices to the journalists who live behind the scenes and share the frontline nature of the work they do.

Dell’Orto has lectured all over the world on the intersection of journalistic practices and international affairs. Fluent in four languages, Dell’Orto has worked for The Associated Press and authored another book, titled “American Journalism and International Relations.” Dell’Orto received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Date: February 26, 2016
Author:  Morgan Beavers,
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