Editors & Publishers: The Ultimate Weapon

EDITORS & PUBLISHERS

Most of the 1.221 news executives who gathered in Manhattan last week for the 77th convention of the American Newspaper Publishers Association had something to complain about. There had been no fewer than 27 newspaper strikes in the previous year; there was the growing problem of automation; further troubles with labor are in the offing. And there was, as a major topic of conversation, that old whipping boy, managed news.

One way to approach that problem is simply to deplore it. In his keynote talk. Irwin Maier, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal and president of the A.N.P.A., worked up...

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