Walter Mears: One of the Country’s Most Influential and Widely Read Political Reporters

From a Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “Walter R. Mears, Pulitzer-winning reporter featured in classic book on campaign journalism, dies at 87”:

Walter R. Mears, who was one of the country’s most influential political reporters while covering 11 presidential elections for the Associated Press, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 and earning a place in history as a central figure in Timothy Crouse’s classic book about the 1972 campaign, “The Boys on the Bus,” died March 3 at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C….