PM for Post Mortem

For 170 PM staffers, the bad news came in little white envelopes last week: ". . . your employment with PM will terminate . .. March 26, 1948." After months of rumors, few felt surprised when Marshall Field's experiment in Manhattan journalism came to an end.

PM had set out in 1940 as a paper that was "against people who push other people around." But PM was never quite sure what it was for. It made no consistent attempt to cover the news. Instead, it rode off on so many crusades that it often seemed to forget what the crusading was about....

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