The Press: Publicity Man

Upon every newspaper bureau in Washington, in and out of season, rains political publicity. Produced mostly by verbose, news-ignorant hacks, these handouts are sluiced into the trashbasket unread. As they never get into print, they represent a major waste in political party management.

Last week the Democratic party, seeking efficiency, took a step to change this system, to give its publicity point and printability. It hired away from the arch-Democratic New York World famed Washington Correspondent Charles Michelson, to be national Democratic publicity man.

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