AMP Donates to Danger Handbook

By: Dave Astor

Andrews McMeel Publishing — sibling company to Universal Press Syndicate — is among the media organizations that gave money to the Committee to Protect Journalists to produce the handbook “On Assignment: A Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations.”

AMP contributed proceeds from its “September 11, 2001” book for the handbook. Other donors included the Poynter Institute, Gannett Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and CNN.

“Too many journalists have been killed on our world’s battlefields,” said John McMeel, president of Andrews McMeel Universal (parent of AMP and the Universal syndicate) as well as chairman of the American Committee of the International Press Institute.

The 65-page “On Assignment” (available in PDF form at was conceived after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s 2002 death in Pakistan.

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