Paper Boy to Pulitzer
Tuesday our guest is former Deseret News editor John Hughes. His recently published memoir details his distinguished career as a journalist. Born under the German blitz of London, he witnessed the fall of colonial rule in Africa as a cub reporter. He went on to cover the Vietnam War, earn a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of governmental collapse in Indonesia, and edit publications across the country. Hughes has said he wrote a book because he thought he had a love story to tell, and it’s about journalism.
John Hughes is currently a professor at Brigham Young University. He served as editor of the Deseret News from 1997 to 2007. He was also the editor of the Christian Science Monitor, a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a member of the Pulitzer Board, a spokesman for Secretary of State George Schultz and UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali. His new book is called Paper Boy to Pulitzer: A Newsman's Journey [Nebadoon Press].