The Press: The Uninteresting War

In the newsroom of the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun (circ. 182,000), City Editor Earl Smith groused that he could not get good local stories on Page One because there were too many war stories. He thought they were overplayed. Said he: "If we ran the same Korean war story every day, no one would notice." Answered Assistant Managing Editor Hymie Koshevoy: "We'll try it." Without 'tipping off the staff, the Sun ran the same Canadian Press story for three days straight last week under the same headline: REDS BLASTED FROM VITAL KOREAN KNOB.


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