The Press: Plain English at French Lick

Possibly because the line of journalistic duty runs through so many dreary assembled prides of Lions, lumber dealers, plumbers and Jaycees. newsmen usually make indifferent conventioners. Faced with a gathering of their own clan, they either ignore it or show up reluctantly, prepared to sit out the interminable sessions in bored and unresponsive silence. Last week's silver anniversary convention of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association at French Lick, Ind. was no exception, but before the session was over, the editors got down to some plain talk about themselves. Items: ¶Nieman Curator Louis M. Lyons, onetime Boston Globe reporter, flatly charged...

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