Gene Allen is an adjunct professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, and the author of "Mr. Associated Press: Kent Cooper and the Twentieth-Century World of News". His research areas include: media history; the history of journalism; the evolution of news; news agencies; news and national identity; the popularization of history in film and television
He had an extensive and varied career as a television news and documentary producer and as a newspaper editor and reporter before joining TMU's Journalism faculty in 2001.
Jun 01, 2023 11:36 am UTC| Insights & Views
On the day of Kent Coopers funeral in February 1965, the flow of news through the international Associated Press network the institution he spent a 40-year career building came to a complete stop. In scores of AP...