The Press: Alicia in Wonderland

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The Chicago Tribune's Robert Rutherford ("Bert") McCormick called her "the ablest woman publisher this country has ever had." She won the Pulitzer Prize for stories that sent a racketeering labor leader to jail and helped to force a Republican national committeeman's resignation. She thinks the New York Times is the greatest paper in the world, but resents "trying to find a good murder buried on page 47."

She is Alicia Patterson, 47, editor and publisher of Long Island's tabloid Newsday (circ. 209,677), the fastest-growing and the most profitable big daily paper started...

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