The Press: Knight of the Free Press

John Shively Knight is a tall, balding, vigorous man of 49 who in double-quick time has become one of the most important and prosperous newspaper publishers in the U.S. Last week, as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, he put his aggressiveness to work for worldwide freedom of the press.

Others, notably the Associated Press's Kent Cooper and the United Press's Hugh Baillie, have been urging U.S. publishers since the end of World War I to pull to gether for treaty-guaranteed press access to information and communications throughout the world. The Knight-prodded ASNE planned to start by urging its...

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