New book remembers journalists who spread news about Halifax Explosion
Reporters who rushed the news out about the Halifax Explosion are being remembered.
The massive explosion that devastated Halifax 100 years ago tested all who survived, including a handful of journalists who were the first to get news of the unfolding disaster to the world.
Author Michael Dupuis has released a book titled "Bearing Witness: Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion."
It recounts the efforts of more than two dozen journalists, including James Hickey, bureau superintendent for The Canadian Press, who managed to tell the world what happened within 30 minutes of the disaster.