The Press: Stick With Us

From the editors of '47, the contributor-owned "magazine of the year," came the confession of the year. "Up to now, '47 has let everybody down," admitted a postcard from the editors to all subscribers. "Instead of being notable, it's been flat, dull, ordinary."

A new seven-man board of owner-contributors (including Clifton Fadiman and John Hersey) had taken over to make sure that the infant '47 survived to become '48, when it would take ads. "People have been fired, ideas and departments shelved," they reported. "Any day now you will receive a '47 which we send out (for the first time) with confidence...

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