The Press: Something to Hoot About

The vast city rooms of New York City's seven big dailies were melancholy and quiet after weeks of shutdown. But for a few valued hands, like New York Times Washington Bureau Chief James Reston. there was still work to be done.

After all. the Times's small outpost editions in Paris and Los Angeles were still going. And 60 U.S. papers subscribe to Reston's column as part of the Times's syndicate service. So with his usual square-jawed Scots honesty. Reston sat down to write a column on the subject that interested him most.

"One day the New York newspapers will publish again, but they...

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