The Press: Speed

William Randolph Hearst has built another house. It is a squarish house, stolid, concrete, spotted with wide windows, utilitarian. It cost $3,000,000. The money was mostly spent for speed.

From this house will each day issue the myriad copies of Hearst's New York Journal (evening) and American (morning). It is alive with rollers, chutes, conveyors to carry copy, proof, type to contact points in the process of rushing news to newsboy. In the "fudge" room stand three linotype machines next to telegraph instruments where telegraphic flashes tell sudden death, discovery, disaster. From the...