The Press: Happy Exception

Among Britain's ten national dailies, circulation figures are frequently high where journalistic quality is low. Thus the sin-and-crime-loving London Daily Mirror tops 4,000,000 copies a day, while the respected Manchester Guardian sells a mere 160,000 and the famed London Times only 280,000. One happy exception to the rule is Viscount Camrose's London Daily Telegraph, whose circulation of 981,566 makes it the world's largest quality newspaper. Most of the Telegraph's readers on both sides of the Atlantic (it has 600 U.S. subscribers) consider its all-round news coverage about the best in Britain.

Lord Camrose, 70, whose empire also includes 41 periodicals,* keeps...

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