The Press: Power & the Press, cont.

It is not fashionable nowadays for newspapers to be connected, financially or by reputation, with public utility companies. Last week Ira Clifton Copley, publisher of 23 chainpapers in Illinois and California, took the trouble to go to Washington and volunteer a statement to the Federal Trade Commission, whose investigation of the methods, rates and propaganda of interstate public utilities continues. A little more than a year ago, Nebraska's thin-lipped Senator George William Norris had charged in open Senate that the Copley papers are financed by "Power-Trust money," and are connected with the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!