The Press: Dealey of Dallas

Of the 1,800 daily newspapers in the U.S., a great many make money. Some are also good newspapers. One is the Dallas News. As a painstaking purveyor of the news and a slave-driving civic conscience, it is almost as deep in the heart of Texas as the Alamo.

The News is the lengthening shadow of a man named George B. Dealey, who came to the U.S. by windjammer from England, caught on with the Galveston News as an office boy. At 26, his bosses sent him to Dallas to found a duplicate of their paper.

Dealey gave Dallas the kind of personal journalism...

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