The Press: Heavy, Heavy . . .

Ted Thackrey, who had taken over as editor & publisher of the New York Post Home News last month, was already deep in trouble with his staff. In 25 years as a newspaper executive, from the Cleveland Press to the Shanghai Post, nervous, excitable Editor Thackrey had not learned to walk softly in the city room. The news he had for his staff a week after his wife, Owner Dorothy Thackrey, had left him in charge, was far from palatable but it was dished out without ceremony. The Post was doing so poorly, he told the Newspaper Guild, that the payroll...

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