The Press: Not Enough Good Men

Time was when the term journalist applied almost exclusively to the man who earned a living by writing for a newspaper or a magazine. Today the aspiring journalist can look in an ever-widening variety of directions. Radio, television, public relations and even government stand in need of his services, and bid spiritedly against the U.S. press for the newcomer. One reason the bidding is so lively is that there are no longer enough good men to go around.

The manpower shortage is relatively mild in the metropolitan press, but among the nation's small-city dailies,...

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