The Press: Shakeup in Chicago

For six months Hearst's Chicago Herald-American had dawdled along in a well-worn rut. Next to Bertie McCormick's Tribune, it had the biggest circulation in town and was holding it. But the Herald's news coverage had gone dull after the whoopdedoo of the Heirens murder case. Sex crimes got big headlines now & again, but the news lacked the red-and-saffron splashes of rich detail that had won the Herald its readers.

The lapse did not escape the eye of William Randolph Hearst, who seldom waits for a paper to get into trouble before jacking it up. A fortnight ago, in the wake of...

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