The Press: Systematic Editor

Most of last week the city editor of the Cleveland Press (Scripps-Howard) had his hands full answering long-distance telephone calls and letters from other editors who wanted to know how he did it. The city editor was tall, 35-year-old Norman Shaw. Magically, it appeared, within an hour of the grim news of the Java Sea Battle, he had produced a five-column, page-one spread of pictures and biographies of local boys on the cruiser Houston. Most editors had thought themselves lucky to be able to identify the Houston's Commander. How had Editor Shaw...

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