Magazines: Price of Consistency

The Reporter magazine presented a steadfast face to the world. From the day it started in 1949, its standards of journalism were high, its contributors stayed close to the facts, and it enthusiastically accepted the postwar role of the U.S. as a world arbiter and standard-setter. As the years rolled by, how ever, many liberals became disenchanted with U.S. action as international policeman or bored with straight reporting and turned instead to the more sensational outpourings of the New Left. But the Reporter, personified by Publisher Max Ascoli, never wavered. Last...