The Press: Merger, Miami-Style

If it works, the complex arrangement that started last week between the Miami Herald and the Miami News may well furnish newsmen with a new phrase—"Miami merger," meaning one that aims to prevent an actual merger.

For several years, the thriving morning Herald, the country's No. 5 paper in total ad linage, has steadily outstripped the afternoon News, Miami's only other daily. While Herald circulation rose to 381,000, the News slipped to 119,000. But Herald Publisher John S. Knight, president of the Knight chain, did not want to buy the liberal-leaning News; and...

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