Newspapers: Shattered Mirror

When newspapers die, they die suddenly. The death of the New York Mirror last week was no exception. The paper passed so swiftly into oblivion that even its own staff was taken by surprise, and the last issue was trapped forever in a host of minor ironies. On page 6, a series on Frank Sinatra promised another installment; on page 31, readers were asked, as usual, to send questions to the Mirror's "You Said It!" column and were offered the customary $10 reward. Only in a black-bordered announcement on page 2, under...

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