The Press: Unbecoming Advertisement

In journalism, modesty is not catalogued as a virtue. On the face of things, therefore, it was not " poor taste "for The New York World to announce:

" On March 29 The World published the first of its stories telling how Martin Talbert, a, North Dakota farm boy, died in a Florida convict camp after a brutal flogging by the whipping boss.

" Yesterday, 47 days later, the Florida Legislature passed a bill abolishing corporal punishment in county convict camps, and Gov. Hardee announced he would sign it.

" Other newspapers followed The...

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