Newspapers: New York Afternoon

When the New York World Journal Tribune died unexpectedly last May, the New York Times and the New York Daily News seemed the likeliest candidates to put out an afternoon paper. They had the printing capacity, the know-how, and the urge to expand.

Last week a notice was distributed to the Times staff: "This memorandum is to let you know that the decision we have finally reached is 'no.' The New York Times will not publish an evening newspaper." The News was less explicit but hardly hopeful. "When we have something further to...

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