The Press: Reward of Patience

As an old newshand, Michael Chinigo, Rome bureau chief of Hearst's International News Service, knows that news beats do not always go to the reporter who runs fastest after the fire engine. Just as often they are gathered by a man who has the gift for friendship and the patience to wait.

From the start of the Ingrid Bergman-Roberto Rossellini affair, patient, friendly Mike Chinigo (pronounced Kinigo), an Albanian-born U.S. citizen, had cultivated the confidence of the excitable Italian film director. He was helped by the fact that he speaks fluent Italian, picked...

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