The Press: Moment of Candor

In the search for a temporary paycheck during Manhattan's tedious, two-month-old newspaper strike, many a journalist has settled for an unpleasant and unfamiliar job. But of all the compromises forced by the shutdown of nine dailies, none seems more awkward than the gravitation of typewriter-style newsmen to that rival and all-consuming medium, TV.

Minimum Pay. "To me," said former New York Post Columnist Murray Kempton writing in the British weekly Spectator, "the saddest spectacle of the newspaper strike has been the sight of so many of my old friends on television, head up, eyes...

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