The Press: Star Dimmed

For the Kansas City Star, it was a bitter piece of news, but the Star gave it unflinching play. Atop Page One ran the headline JURY FINDS THE STAR GUILTY. In the biggest antitrust criminal suit ever brought by the Government against a U.S. newspaper (TIME, Feb. 14 et seq.), the jury in Kansas City's U.S. District Court found the afternoon Star and its morning edition, the Times, guilty of using combination ad and circulation rates to create a monopoly in the "dissemination of news and advertising in the Kansas City area." Maximum penalty for the Star Co.: a...

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