The Press: Crime News Justified

In Cleveland, Walter Lippmann, editorial writer for The New York World, addressed the Chamber of Commerce:

"Crime news is a part of the picture of life as it is. The danger is not so much in publishing crime news as it is in the newspaper turning detective, prosecutor, and judge. . . .

"The advertiser needs the newspaper a great deal more than the newspaper needs him. The editor can say to himself, 'If I can hold the reader the advertiser will come to me, and if I cannot hold the reader the...

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