The Press: Trouble on Park Row

When it appeared on New York newsstands one morning last week, the grey and respectable Journal of Commerce looked as if it had spent a hard night—as indeed it had. The edition was four hours late, full of uneven lines, wrong-font letters and typographical errors. The Journal's printers had not fallen down on the job; they had walked off it.

In other strikes, newspapers have shut down, or resorted to Vari-Type. The Journal of Commerce, oldest (121 years) U.S. business paper and the only New York daily still living on historic Park Row (in the old Pulitzer Building), did neither. Along with...

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