A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 20, 1947

As a former country editor, may I suggest that city-slicker TIME editors remember most residents of small towns take city newspapers, listen to radio for general news, depend on their country weeklies primarily for hometown news. Country editors deliberately ignore events of great national importance, personalize reporting, concentrate on local happenings because that's what readers want.

This reminder from one of our domestic correspondents accompanied his resume of what the country weeklies in his area were saying during election week last fall. Having several former country editors in our organization, and being acutely aware that all the bright trappings of big city...

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