The Press: The Press, Dec. 20, 1948

"News Is What You Make It"

Why are the newspapers always full of "bad news?" The editors' stock answer: because news is (by one definition) the unusual, and until the evil day when good tidings become more unusual than bad, good news (unless it is sensationally good) will continue to be no news.

But present-day editors are no longer as sure as they (and their fathers) were that they know what news is. In the past 15 years, the outlines of the definition have both blurred and broadened.

In Manhattan last week, a new publication, Good News Bulletin (circ. 150), added its small voice...

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