The Press: Accent on Youth

The British Labor Party and its mightiest press mouthpiece, London's Daily Mirror, have long drawn strength from a common source: young people. The Labor Party grew to power with help from Britain's discontented, we-can-change-the-world young folk. The Daily Mirror (circ. 4,571,000), serving up a spicy blend of triangular love, bloody crimes, and pictures of young ladies in the near buff came to command the world's largest newspaper audience of readers under 35 years: some 1,500,000. But in recent months, the Mirror has begun to wonder if, so far as its youthful readers are concerned, it might not have some hardening of...

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