Nebraska Authors

William McGaffin

Born ≈ 1911 David City, NE (USA)

Died 1975-04-14
Washington, DC (USA)

McGaffin was deputy chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Daily News, and covered the Defense Department in the 1950s. He had also served as that newspaper's London Bureau chief, European correspondent, and United Nations correspondent.

Places Lived

Polk, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Newspaper Reporters


Bachelors of Journalism, 1932, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Places Worked

Associated Press Bureau Chief, Cairo, Egypt, 1944
Nebraska State Journal
Lincoln Star
Omaha World Herald
Chicago Daily News


Anything But the Truth : The Credibility Gap; How the News is Managed in Washington. 1968.

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