The Press: After the Captain

"It won't last five years after I die." Captain Joseph Medill Patterson may have been only half joking when he predicted the end of the New York Daily News, the big and boisterous tabloid that he ran as a one-man show from the day he helped found it* in 1919 until his death in 1946. But his survivors on the paper knew better than to fiddle with the captain's successful formula. "Those who are left behind," said the News in an obitu ary editorial, "will do their best to keep this page and the...

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