The Story Of An Experiment: What's News?

What "eye-terns" should be passed along from the 20th Century well of information?

TIME'S unwritten and unwritable definition of news is more inclusive than some. In the U.S. newspapers of 1923, religious news, for instance, consisted mainly of short quotations from the sermons of the worthier divines, drowned out by the noisier fulminations of their more sensational competitors. Said TIME'S prospectus:

"As any religious leader will agree, the daily press does not present a coherent account of religious activity in this country and throughout the world. ... At this moment throughout the state universities...