The Press: Fact Plus Opinion

A New York Times executive once told Ken Stewart that a reporter's duty "is to tell what he sees, not what he feels." Ken Stewart found it hard to agree. Says he in his just-published News Is What We Make It (Houghton Mifflin; $3): you cannot always isolate opinion from fact. Opinion often is fact. Interpretation often is news.

Scholarly, balding, 42 -year-old Kenneth Norman Stewart's peripatetic newspaper career spans the continent and the period between two world wars (he is now with OWI, soon returns to New York City's PM). Working...

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