The Press: Bulldog's Tail

Once there was a Tribune in Chicago. Sturdy bulldog of newspapers, with bandy legs and a coarse voice, it glared at rivals, referred to itself as "the World's Greatest Newspaper." Robert R. McCormick and Joseph Medill Patterson were its keepers, co-editors and publishers.

In 1918 the Tribune piled up more profits than ever in its highly prosperous career. Captain Patterson, taking a hint from Lord Northcliffe ("New York's simply begging for a picture newspaper"), decided that the bulldog needed a tail. He started the New York Daily News, gum-chewer's sheetlet, which began...

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