The Press: Fading Star

Editor Don R. Mellett of the now defunct Canton, Ohio News was a newsman of the Front Page stripe: a tough and incorruptible crusader, he uncovered an unholy alliance between racketeers and the Canton city government, was gunned down by his enemies in 1926 and became one of U.S. journalism's martyrs. Last week in Norman, Okla., at the thirty-first annual Don R. Mellett Memorial Lecture, Lee Hills, executive editor of the Knight newspaper chain, used' the occasion to measure the gulf between the journalism of Mellett's time and today. Said Hills: "For many years journalism in the big city newsrooms was...

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