Publishing: Impressive Acquisition

PUBLISHING Impressive Acuisition The Los Angeles Times Mirror Co.

has been rapidly acquiring sizable chunks of the "knowledge industry."

Atop its sturdy base, the Los Angeles Times (circ. 861,350), it has added magazines and book-publishing companies, including the New American Library.

Last week it acquired another portion of the knowledge industry. As new chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Times Mirror selected Franklin Murphy, 52, chancellor of the University of California at Los Angeles.

Murphy is one educator who really deserves the title "doctor." He started as a physician in Kansas, became dean of the University of Kansas medical school, later rose...

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