The Press: No. 101

For jumping the official gun in announcing the Nazis' surrender, A.P. Correspondent Ed Kennedy had been a one-day hero—and in the doghouse ever since. A.P. Boss Kent Cooper decided that Kennedy had broken his word by breaking the news (TIME, May 21, 1945).

Last week, after 17 months on the shelf, Ed Kennedy had a new job: managing editor of the Santa Barbara, Calif. News-Press (circ. 18,000). Publisher T. M. Storke, 70, had turned down 100 applicants for the post before he chose Kennedy. Beamed Storke, 44 years an A.P. member: "Mr. Cooper . . . praised Kennedy very highly to me."


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