The Press: Publishing Morals

It is common to speak of the newspapers of today as purely commercial enterprises managed with an eye single to profits . . . got by avoiding all intellectual difficulties and appealing to common passions and prejudices. The facts . . . suggest that for most of the press of the U. S., this is a slander. . . . Those who make newspapers apparently still in large measure consider their craft to be that of getting and presenting news. . . .

So, last week, pontificated 66-year-old Edward Lee Thorndike, famed psychologist, emeritus professor of education at Columbia University's Teachers College....

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