Newspapers: Classic Competitors

When St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Writer George Hall dines with certain friends, he knows that he is welcome—but his paper is so detested that it is not allowed over the doorstep. When St. Louis Public Relations Man Harry Wilson has an important news item for the press, he is torn between releasing it in time for the morning Globe-Democrat or the afternoon Post-Dispatch—either way, one of the papers is sure to squawk. When Globe Food Editor Marian O'Brien was writing a column recently, she got carried away by the combative sense of loyalty...

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