The Press: Change of Command

On the New York Times, there is a vast difference between a Washington correspondent and "The Washington Correspondent." For the last 21 years, The Washington Correspondent has been Pundit Arthur Krock, 66, whose title also makes him chief of the 24-man Times Washington bureau. Last week Chief Krock called the first full staff meeting since he took over the job. Solemnly, he explained that "to avoid misunderstanding," he wanted to read an important announcement: "On my own motion, Mr. James Reston will become The Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, with complete charge of the staff .. . Mr. Reston...

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