The Press: One Thing That's Wrong With British Papers

One thing that's wrong with British Papers A royal commission has placed on the desks of British publishers a 239-page report with a chilling punch line: journalism's printing craft unions are bleeding the British press to death.

This stark conclusion was reached by five commission members appointed by Prime Minister Macmillan to examine a rising mortality rate in the British press. During almost two years of investigation, the commission, headed by Sir Hartley Shawcross, onetime Attorney General in the postwar Labor government, heard witnesses from both labor and management —although not all of the...

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