The Press: Mr. Newhouse is Not Here

Harvey D. Burrill was a hardboiled, arrogant, capable newspaperman who joined the Syracuse (N. Y.) evening Journal as a cub reporter, rose to be publisher in 1904, and reared the Journal from a weakling to the strongest newspaper in the city. In 1922 William Randolph Hearst moved into Syracuse, with the Telegram, in three years pushed Harvey Burrill into a corner and made him sell the Journal. Kept on as publisher by Hearst, Harvey Burrill lived with two consuming ambitions: 1) to celebrate the Journal's 100th anniversary, 2) to buy it back. Last...

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