The Press: News Dimout

New York City woke up one day this week, looked on its doorstep, and found no newspaper. The New York Newspaper & Mail Deliverers Union had gone on strike.

The Brooklyn Eagle and the tabloid PM (published in Brooklyn) were unaffected. New York's four morning papers (Times, Herald Tribune, News and Mirror) and four evening papers (World-Telegram, Post, Sun and Journal-American) continued to go through the motions of publishing to be ready for the strike's end, but only a handful of their papers reached the streets. The Times ran off about 35,000 for mail subscribers (the copies to be mailed when the...

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