The Press: $1 Scoop

Under the wing of Holding Carter, Mississippi's forthright Pulitzer Prizewinning editor, three 28-year-old veterans last month launched the Greenwood (Miss.) Morning Star. In their maiden issue they offered readers some pin money: $1 for each week's best news tip.

Last week they got their money's worth. A tipster called the editors, whispered "There's some Greenwood men going to be charged with the murder of a nigger," and hung up. Four days later, after checking the lead through three Delta counties, Managing Editor Charles Pou ran it down, got it confirmed by Prosecuting Attorney Pat Barrett.

Pou and Editor James Alsop barely made their...

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