The Press: Public's Press?

Two years ago the striking printers of Hearst's Albany Times-Union and Frank Ernest Gannett's Knickerbocker Press began publishing their own daily newspaper, the Albany Citizen. But when they tried to purchase wire services and features they met with outright refusals or demands for prices far out of their reach. The venture failed; but the Albany Typographical Union vowed vengeance. Fortnight ago it had introduced into the New York Legislature a bill to place all press services, news bureaus and feature services under jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission as public utilities.

The proposed...

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