The Press: Negro Correspondent

Biggest Negro newspaper in the world is the weekly Pittsburgh Courier. The Courier last year had 138,299 readers according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Its press run now is close to 170,000. Not more than about 10% of its circulation is in Pittsburgh; the rest is scattered over the U. S., ranges as far afield as the West Indies, China, Jerusalem.

Publisher Robert Lee Vann had just left the University of Pittsburgh with a law degree when he founded the Courier in 1910. Today he is a power in Pennsylvania politics, keeps a...

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