The Press: Oldsters in Shorts

Two journalistic ancients are trying a rejuvenation method which, before war's end, many a newspaper may try. The method is also calculated to cut costs-but both of them claim that cost-cutting is not their object. Last week the New York Post, oldest in Manhattan (founded 1801), turned tabloid. And Denver's Rocky Mountain News announced that it would make the same change this week.

Dorothy S. Backer (elected publisher in her sick husband's stead a fortnight ago) said the Post made the change because she was impressed, while commuting, with the difficulty readers had in trying to handle a full-sized newspaper. She was...

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