The Press: Big Corriere

Say "tabloid" to Italian-speaking Easterners and they think of the conservative Corriere d'America (circulation, 56,369), a terse, thoroughgoing little Manhattan daily founded in 1922 to print news, not girl and horror pictures.

Last week the Corriere changed its page size from among the smallest to the very largest in the U. S., 18¼ x 24¼ in., or ¼ in. wider and 1⅜ in. longer than standard.

Editor Luigi Barzini explained in an editorial:

1) "Tabloids" have come to be known, not for their handy size but for the low-matter most of them print.

2)...

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