The Press: The Golden Hack

"Can Lippmann do what I'm doing?" asks James Alonzo Bishop. "Can Pegler do what I'm doing?"

What Jim Bishop is doing is writing a new thrice-weekly newspaper column that, as Hearst's King Features Syndicate explains with a gush, "opens to readers his heart-warming world of laughter, love and tears." The column, "Jim Bishop: Reporter," is already running in 66 dailies. It has landed Bishop a contract that, with other assignments for the Hearst press, guarantees him a minimum $65,000 a year, has earned him syndicate billing as "The HOTTEST Writer in America" and the opportunity to "go anywhere, write anything."

Famed chiefly for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!