The Press: Truetalk

The great, the famed journalists of today are in the main neither editors nor simple reporters. The names which take greatest rank are those of "correspondents" *the interpretive reporters. They tell what happens and they tell what it means. In the case of the best men, this is done without partisanship. Frequently such men, in the mere process of explaining something, say things far more illuminating than the editorial writers of their sheets.

Elmer Davis, correspondent of The New York Times, "covered" the Democratic Convention. He...

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