The Press: Last but Not Least

By most standards, among Houston's three daily papers, Scripps-Howard's evening Press rates last. With 102,590 in circulation, it is hopelessly behind the evening Chronicle (199,128) and the morning Post (215,063). Its 50-man editorial staff cannot compare with the Post's 90 or the Chronicle's no, and it suffers periodic, crippling talent raids not only by its wealthy rivals but by the other papers in the Scripps-Howard chain; the Press has lost three managing editors in the last ten years. All this might be expected to give the Press a real weak-sister inferiority complex. Not so: it happens to be the brashest, liveliest...

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