The Press: Jab to the Nose

Since TV first thrust its nose into the press-conference tent, there has been less and less room for newspapermen. Camera-phobic reporters growled mightily, and even nipped back on occasion by putting TV cameras out of action (TIME, May 21, 1956). Last week in Los Angeles, growing antagonism between press and TV flared into open combat; newsmen on three of the city's four major dailies (holdout: the evening Mirror-News) were obeying standing orders to boycott press conferences rather than take any guff from TV.

The feud boiled over after a press conference for Admiral Arleigh Burke last March, at which Herald-Express Reporter Ed...

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