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Author Of Journalism Books Dies Of Cancer

Journalism scholar Michael Emery has died of cancer. He was 55.

He and his father, Edwin, wrote “The Press and America,” a journalism textbook now in its eighth printing that has been used at more than 200 colleges and universities.

Emery was editor of “Readings in Mass Communications: Concepts and Issues in the Mass Media,” which is in its third edition.

His latest work is “On the Front Lines: Following America’s Foreign Correspondents Across the 20th Century,” published this year.