A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 22, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

TIME'S cover portrait of egg-bald Jap Admiral Nagano and his pistol-pointing battleship stirred up so much interest that I thought you might like to know something about the thinking behind TIME'S covers and how they are planned.

One question subscribers often ask is why TIME'S covers always show people. The answer, of course, is that TIME tells the news that way: in terms of the men and women who are making the news. And so we have been putting the man (or...

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