Publisher's Letter, Jun. 18, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

ON the following two pages are pictured most of the 127 part-time reporters who, with 39 full-time staff correspondents in the U.S., make up TIME'S domestic news service, headed by Chief of Correspondents Lawrence Laybourne. Including as they do reporters, news editors, city editors and even a few managing editors, these "stringers" (an old newspaper name for correspondents paid on the basis of pasted-up strings of their clippings) might well comprise a bluebook of the U.S. working press.

TIME chose these special correspondents for their professional skill as well as for a firsthand knowledge of their cities and regions. Their job...

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