A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 28, 1955

Dear Time-Reader:

Editors, reporters and newsmen in general are dramatized on radio and television, in movies and detective stories. But oddly enough, the average real-life journalist, while he loves his work, usually does not think that his own profession makes news.

The editors of TIME think differently. That is why we have a Press section where, week after week, we cover newsmen and the story behind the story. More fundamentally. TIME reports news about news because the press is a cornerstone of free, democratic government, and its workings a vital part of modern society.

A working journalist is usually innately shy about being...

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