The Press: Signifying Nothing

Where is our journalism going? The popular mode of answering this question is at present to compile by area the percentage components of newspapers. A comparison of such figures was recently made in Editor and Publisher, trade journal of journalism.

Professor D. F. Wilcox ("wellknown franchise and public utility expert") prepared a table of the percentage content of the newspapers of 25 years ago. He based his figures on the examination of 9,000 columns of reading matter in 110 newspapers from 14 cities. His results: War news 17.9% Foriegn 1.2 Politics 6.4 Crime 3.1 Business 8.2 Sport 5.1 Society 2.3 Miscellaneous 11.1...

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