The Press: Let Freedom Ring True

How free is the "freest press in the world?" Who can get a hearing in it, and who cannot? Is its freedom really in danger? Is it giving the country the kind of service that the times require?

This week, 13 men* who had spent three years and $215,000 in quest of the answers brought in their report. A Free and Responsible Press (University of Chicago Press; $2) was the work, not of newspapermen, but of educators, philosophers, lawyers, a poet, a banker. They, and a handful of assistants, had met 17 times, heard...

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