The Press: Race in Pittsburgh

The Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh's only morning paper, was scooped on the story by the two afternoon papers, but it really didn't mind; it wanted the publicity. The story: the Post-Gazette was planning to start a Sunday edition next month.

Pittsburgh already has two Sunday papers: Hearst's Sun-Telegraph (circ. 600,000) and the Scripps-Howard Press (circ. 500,000). They politely doubted that there was room for three. Editor E. T. Leech of the Press welcomed the newcomer with a warning: it would start "under a heavy handicap ... in a race in which economic factors make it almost...

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