The Press: CORE OF THE CORPS

The best Washington newspaper reporters* stand out like star shells:

Arthur Krock, 64, who was right-hand man to New York World Publisher Joseph Pulitzer before going to Washington in 1932 to boss the New York Times bureau, the capital's biggest newspaper bureau (23 staffers). Krock almost never attends press conferences, prefers to depend instead on his personal contacts and his staffers' legs. As Washington's No. 1 correspondent, Krock's advice is often sought by Washington brass—from the President down. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes and two exclusive presidential interviews (Franklin Roosevelt in 1937, Harry...

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