The Press: Needed: More Newsprint

For more than ten years, newspapers all over the world have felt the squeeze of newsprint shortages. Last week, after three years of investigation, a House Judiciary Subcommittee reported: "Supplies of newsprint during the year are more favorable than they have been for many months, [but] the time has not yet been reached where efforts to assure adequate supplies of newsprint can be in any way relaxed."

With about 80% of U.S. newsprint coming from Canada, the subcommittee's chief recommendation to overcome the scarcity and the high prices that result (up 150% in the past ten years) is to increase U.S....

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