The Press: Making a Mistake Pay

True to its annual custom, the Miami News (circ. 149,269) put together its seasonal hurricane feature with the standard warnings about venturing into the wind, the usual list of provisions for the pantry, some familiar reminiscences of the big hurricane of 1926—and a two-page color map on which the reader could plot the course of the big blows. It was old stuff to the men in the city room; no one paid much attention. When the early printed Sunday magazine came off the press, Chief Photographer Ed Pierce looked at the map and, musing about his vacation, closed his eyes and...

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