The Press: Compromise

Reporters for the State Department's Voice of America have long been barred from Senate and House press galleries; Washington newsmen feared that admitting the Voice would open the dikes to a flood of other "Government propagandists" (TIME, Feb. 27). But friends of the Voice pointed out that either its reporters needed seats to cover the news, or the U.S. didn't need the Voice. Last week a compromise was worked out : Voice Reporters Joseph Sitrick and Grattan McGroarty were admitted to the periodicals (magazine) galleries on an unofficial basis.

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