Seven Sins

Glenn Frank, editor of Century magazine, comparatively young, and acknowledged as able, returned from a long lecture tour, and, as a journalist, " confessed " seven sins of American journalism. He said he was speaking chiefly of weeklies and monthlies. These sins are here summarized in the order of their definiteness or concreteness:

1) American journalism underestimates the intelligence of its readers

2) It overestimates the information of its readers. " This is the outstanding sin of highbrow journalism. . . "The ideal magazine article should be written as...

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