The Press: Novice at Work

Almost every news picture of the Shah of Iran last week showed him with an olive-skinned young man, note pad in hand, whom many mistook for a member of the Shah's entourage. Actually, he was a reporter, 23-year-old A. P. Correspondent Richard Ehrman, who has been an A. P. staffer for only six months but managed to put A. P. ahead of everybody else on news of the Shah.

Dark, Italian-born Dick Ehrman speaks five languages (Italian, French, German, English, Polish). Before he joined A. P. as a stringer in Florence, he worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army and a...

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