The Press: Competition

The Cleveland newspaper situation may be taken as typical of many big U. S. cities, as it entered a new phase last week.

In Cleveland there are two evening newspapers, the Press, the News; two morning newspapers, the Plain Dealer and the Times. Both evening sheets are frankly "low-brow"—slangy, sensational, filled with flashy pictures, trashy fiction, much given to noisy circulation "stunts" and blatantly advertised "reforms." The Press is a Scripps-Howard paper and hence more or less euphemistic as to sex matters and equipped with an able science department; the News has...

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