The Press: Practicality & Principle

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles last week conceded "in principle" that Americans are entitled to "adequate information" about Red China—but offered a tentative formula for coverage that most news organizations considered inadequate and impractical. In conference with a group of newspaper, magazine and broadcasting representatives invited to discuss the situation, Dulles modified his previous proposal (TIME, May 6) for pooled coverage by a limited number of "responsible" correspondents and offered to lift the ban for ten to 15 newsmen for a six-month trial period. His aim: to restrict China coverage to the twelve* news-gathering organizations that had correspondents on...

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