The Press: Completing the Team

In a set of carefully prepared statements, the New York Herald Tribune (circ. 347,490) last week announced a shift in editorial command. Out as executive editor and top-ranking man on the news side: George A. Cornish, 58, a Tribune veteran of 37 years, taking the title with him. In as the paper's new managing editor and vice president: Fendall Winston Yerxa, 46, the Trib's city editor for three years before he left the city room on 41st Street.

Behind this corporate maneuver lay a story somewhat deeper and, to veteran Trib staffers, more meaningful than a routine change at the top. More...

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