Newspapers: Stop Worrying and Keep Publishing

At their annual convention in Washington last week, the American Society of Newspaper Editors invited TV Newscaster David Brinkley to speak his mind about the newspaper business. If they expected a kick in the shins, the editors were surprised by a pleasant pat on the back. Reporters, said Brinkley, are always asking him whether TV will ever replace the newspaper. "That is the silliest thing I ever heard of," he said. "Most of the news in the papers we cannot cover and we never will be able to. When it comes to covering news in any kind of detailed...

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