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Breaking News

A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World

Martin Fletcher

St. Martin's Griffin

During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Martin Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world’s battlefields. His working philosophy of “Get in, get close, get out, get a drink,” put him repeatedly in harm’s way, but he never lost sight of his purpose and remained determined to take the risks necessary to deliver vivid, memorable reporting. In a world focused on celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he looked at those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care?

These real-life stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent. Can you eat the food of a warlord, who stole it from the starving? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle?

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  • Martin Fletcher on his book, Breaking News (Part 1)

    Former Times editor Martin Fletcher discussing his journalism career as a reporter in and on some of the world's most dangerous places.

  • Martin Fletcher on his book, Breaking News (Part 2)

    NBC News Tel Aviv bureau chief and correspondent Martin Fletcher explains why he wrote his memoir, Breaking News.

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Praise for Breaking News

“For decades Martin Fletcher has been the gold standard of television war correspondents, and his new book is a real-life, cross-continent adventure story. It’s a great and moving read.”
- Anderson Cooper

“A stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.”
- Tom Brokaw

“Fletcher's intense tales read more like a thriller than a memoir.”
- Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)

“A page-turner and a marvelous read.”
- Connie Chung

“A sobering but unforgettable account. An eye-opening, deeply felt memoir.”
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A journalistic tour de force.”
- Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin Fletcher

  • One of the most highly respected correspondents in television news, MARTIN FLETCHER, NBC News’ Tel Aviv bureau chief and correspondent, has covered every event of consequence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the last thirty years. Fletcher has received numerous awards for his reporting, including five Emmys and the prestigious duPont award. He still reports from all the world's hot spots, while carrying out special assignments for NBC News.

  • Martin Fletcher
    Martin Fletcher
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A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World

Martin Fletcher

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