The Press: Corn Cure

Good newspaper editors constantly war —and with occasional success—against the use of clichés in writing. But Editor Frank Knight of the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette thinks that the time has come to go to war against another tired type of journalism—the picture cliché. Thereby he has kicked off a lively argument in the November Bulletin of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

The Gazette itself, said Knight, has mounted an offensive against such cliché pictures as those showing official handshakes, proclamation signings, groundbreakings, posed shots of matrons signing checks for charity. Complained Editor...

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