John Scott Adams Seminar series
"My pen is heavy; the press reports the Battle of Gettysburg"
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Lecture and field program conducted by Renae McLachlan, Licensed Battlefield Guide. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Members $70, Non-Members $85. Register online, by phone at 717-339-2161 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore how the local, national and international press corps covered one of the 19th century’s biggest stories: Gettysburg. From the professional journalist to the local correspondent, these reporters all went to great lengths to compete with each other; annoy top commanders; step into the fight itself; and enlist the help of civilians – all to get the scoop on the greatest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. Learn the tools of their trade and trace where the actual reporters worked on the field; discover who got it right, who got it wrong – and how these enterprising witnesses to the battle provided the world with its first and most lasting portrait of the war’s High Water Mark.
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