Newspapers: Vanishing Act

Reading newspapers may be a national habit, but it is by no means an addiction. When strikes silence a city's press, the papers involved invariably lose circulation after recovering their voices. And when a paper dies, many of its readers seem to follow it to the grave. Last week, with Hearst's New York Mirror only just put to death (TIME, Oct. 25), the question was: Where did all those 835,000 Mirror readers go?

In the hope of attracting a few strays, newspapers all over the neighborhood boosted their press runs. The Newark (N.J.)...

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