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Bernard Gwertzman tells the story of growing up as a journalist in the world of print newspapers, his hometown New Rochelle (N.Y.)  Standard-Star, then the Washington D.C. Evening Star (both of which went under as print papers collapsed). The Star made him senior diplomatic correspondent until he moved to the New York Times, where he served as Moscow Bureau Chief during the Cold War, returning to Washington, as senior diplomatic correspondent and traveling with Henry Kissinger to the Middle East, covering his landmark Arab-Israeli agreements, covering the Iran hostage crisis, and in 1969, the landmark Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement worked out at Camp David by President Jimmy Carter. He rose to foreign editor, guiding the paper in covering the collapse of Communism from 1989-1993, the end of apartheid and other major stories. In 1995, Gwertzman became editor of the fledgling New York Times on the Web, helping lead the Times into the world of the Internet which may be the future of the press today.