The Press: What the Doctor Ordered?

In New York's Harlem, the world's biggest Negro community, the weekly Amsterdam News speaks with a loud voice. But when the Negro-owned-and-staffed News hiked its price from 10¢ to 15¢ in 1946, its voice began to quaver as circulation slipped from a peak of 110,000 to around 65,000. In an effort to get the frog out of its throat, the News made a drastic change: for the first time in its 41-year history, it hired a white man as its managing editor. The News's new boss: New York-born Stanley Ross, 36, onetime Latin American stringer for A.P. and the New York...

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