The Press: Tough Baby

The lowbrow, lusty New York Daily News, which sells more copies (2,350,000) than any other U.S. daily, was 29 years old last week—and feeling a little sensitive about praise from an unexpected quarter. In an article in Harper's called "Great Newspapers, If Any" of the U.S. press, Journalist Gerald W. Johnson had ranked the News high—as a business enterprise, at least.*

The News hastened to assure its readers that it was not accustomed to keeping company with such "quality folks"—and that it wasn't planning to try. Added the News: "This newspaper is run ......

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