The Press: Hearst on Crime

Last week William Randolph Hearst, titular head of many a potent U. S. newspaper, discussed in Editor & Publisher the ethics of crime reporting. After estimating that "the New York Times, which is a very thorough paper, printed more words on the Snyder trial than any other newspaper in New York," Mr. Hearst entered upon a comparison between the newspaper and the author: "There are various elements of interest in the fiction stories which appear in books and on the stage, and in the fact stories which appear in newspapers—such as romance,...

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