The Press: Intrusive

U. S. newspapers long since assumed the robes of justice. For years the protagonists in sensational trials have been obliged to undergo scrutiny by a row, and lately a galleryful, of gimlet-eyed reporters, swift to pounce upon every crumb of speech or gesture; brusque, oily or slyly intrusive with their cameras at the courthouse door.

At the enormously popular Hall-Mills murder trial in Somerville, N. J., a syndicate press service last week introduced a reportorial method more intrusive than ever. It employed Fannie Hurst, smart Semite novelist of the "gusher" type with...

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