Publishing: Apartness in Cincinnati

Although Cincinnati's two papers, the morning Enquirer and the evening Post & Times-Star, both belong to the Scripps-Howard chain, they stand about as far apart as they can get. Each has its own plant, its own staff and even its own editorial course. In 1958, for example, the Enquirer endorsed Republican C. William O'Neill for Ohio Governor, while the Post plumped for Democrat Mike Di Salle. Separation was part of a calculated Scripps-Howard effort to allay suspicions of monopoly, and to demonstrate that competition can flourish even in a one-ownership newspaper town. Last week Scripps-Howard's Ohio stronghold was under...

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