The Press: A.P. Liberalized

The world's biggest newsgathering cooperative, Associated Press, threatened by anti-trust suits, has undergone major changes. Last week, under the long-suspicious eye of Thurman Arnold, A.P. liberalized itself in the first important by-law shakeup since 1928 (when voting control was taken out of the hands of the 173 members who owned a majority of the bonds). Heretofore election to A.P. required approval of four-fifths of the total membership, and a single member, by "right of protest," could blackball any candidate in his city, for any reason at all. This exclusiveness largely accounted...

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