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Karl H. Von Wiegand, manager of the United Press bureau in Berlin and one of the few American correspondents who escaped being jailed at the outbreak of war in 1914, gave the world the first comprehensive story on conditions in Germany at the outbreak of hostilities. To file after reaching the front lines, he had to travel to The Hague to reach an international cable. Besides his graphic war reporting, he provided vivid stories on refugees, a detailed account of the first aerial battle in history, and the first exclusive interview with the German crown prince.


Westbrook Pegler, who went on to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning international correspondent and columnist, noted in 1915: "One of the most important newspaper innovations in journalism since the start of the world war has been the development of the interview into telegraph news. The United Press saw the possibilities of the interview and developed that idea. All the other services, at the cost of breaking revered precedents, have followed suit."