The Press: Obituary in Atlanta

Died. The Atlanta Times, 14-month-old daily launched by Georgia's ex-U.S. Congressman James C. Davis to boost segregation and fight what he called "radicalism"; of poor circulation (less than 75,000 v. an expected 125,000), debilitating losses ($3,000,000), and conspicuous lack of advertising support from Atlanta's big department stores, which despite threatening phone calls from Times fans, remained loyal to the city's well-established newspapers, the jointly owned Constitution and Journal, both of which have helped make Atlanta the most integrated city of the South.


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