The Press: Newsday's Holiday

By 6:30 Thanksgiving Eve, the staff of Alicia Patterson's scrappy, prosperous (circ. 130,000) Long Island tabloid, Newsday, was well scattered, and the plant at Garden City was shut down. The paper planned to stay closed over the holiday. Then Reporter Bob Hollingsworth, who had stopped in a bar for a drink on his way home, caught a radio news bulletin. There had been a disastrous wreck on the Long Island Rail Road (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Hollingsworth tried frantically to locate Managing Editor Alan Hathway by phone, made four calls before he ran him...

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