The Press: To Spread the Word

If the press were really a light to lighten the world, the world of 1952 would obviously be much less dark than it is. Nevertheless, journalists are educators, willy-nilly, and newspapers do more than colleges can to justify man's doings and dreams.

"The No. 1 problem in the world," says the New York Times's Sunday editor, Lester Markel, "is to educate public opinion at home and abroad to bring about a better understanding among peoples." The key men for this job, Markel thinks, are the world's newspaper editors. Last year, having raised $270,000 from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, he founded the...

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