The Press: Defender on the Offense

The desegregation battle (see above) has given Negro publications a shot in the arm. But the long-term circulation trend has been going against them as Negroes win a surer place in U.S. society and switch to general-interest papers and magazines (TIME, Nov. 7). Last week, taking the hint, Chicago's 50-year-old weekly Defender (circ. 50,000) turned itself into a daily tabloid with a strong typographical resemblance to New York's Daily News and contents designed to compete with other Chicago dailies. The only Negro daily in the North, and the second in the U.S. (after Atlanta's World), the Defender still concentrates heavily on...

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