The Press: No Tabloid

When Scripps-Howard established the five-column Washington News ten years ago the publishers had no squeamishness about having the sheet called a "tabloid." Only because of the Manhattan Daily News and Boston Record did the U. S. reading public know that such things as condensed newspapers existed. But in the ensuing decade the tabloids of Hearst, Macfadden, Patterson & McCormick performed startling exploits, created for the word "tabloid'' a special meaning of loudness, blatancy, sexationalism.

Lately the Washington News surveyed the field of U. S. metropolitan...

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