The Press: Up from Wall Street

When Bernard Kilgore became managing editor of Manhattan's Wall Street Journal ten years ago, it was a worthy but dull financial sheet with a scant 30,000 readers. By pepping up the writing and broadening the news coverage, he turned the W.S.J. into one of the most readable of U.S. newspapers. As a result, Kilgore in 1945 moved up to the presidency of Dow Jones & Co., Inc., owner of the paper, and worked to expand W.S.J. into a national newspaper for businessmen. This week, with thriving editions in Dallas and San Francisco as well as Manhattan, 42-year-old Barney Kilgore moved into...

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