The Press: A Balanced Report

Public speakers are often unhappy about the way newspapers report their talks. They complain that the papers tend to play up one striking headline point or phrase, play down or even ignore the main theme. The usual answer of newsmen is that speakers themselves don't know what is news, often bury the noteworthy parts. But last week a public speaker who is also an able editor took issue, in a letter to the New York Times, with the way the paper had reported two recent talks, and thereby read newsmen a lesson on their...

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