The Press: The Captain's Daughter

Her father told her she was making a big mistake, and he should have known. The late Captain Joseph Medill Patterson, the moody genius who had made his raucous New York Daily News the biggest U.S. newspaper, said that the suburbs of New York City wouldn't go for a tabloid "home paper." But daughter Alicia Patterson Guggenheim had the stubborn streak of all the Medill clan. Eight years ago, in a drafty garage at Hempstead, L.I., she started the tabloid Newsday, to prove her father wrong.

Last week she had a cracking success on...

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