A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 31, 1953

TIME'S masthead this week lists 41 full-time correspondents in the U.S. and Canadian news bureaus and 35 in foreign bureaus located throughout the world. But to cover the news of the world each week, TIME also requires the part-time services of many other newsmen. These are TIME'S part-time or stringer correspondents. There are now 160 part-time correspondents for TIME in the U.S. and Canada, plus 112 overseas—experienced reporters in their own communities who watch for and report news of more than local interest.

Some stringer correspondents eventually become regular TIME staff members. There...

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