The Press: Hello & Goodbye

On the newsroom bulletin board at the New York Herald Tribune appeared a notice of consuming interest to all staffers. "I'm stepping out as editor," it read. "I am sure you all know that the independence of the editorial department has always been one of my principal concerns. I am deeply grateful to all of you who gave me an earnest and honorable helping hand." Thus last week Editor John Denson, 59, abruptly ended his 19-month tenure on the Tribune.

Denson's vague hint that a jurisdictional dispute prompted his resignation was confirmed by Tribune...

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