The Press: Weeklies & The War

More than 250 of the nation's 11,000-odd weekly newspapers had become war casualties by last week. Country weeklies carry news to some 19,000,000 Americans. Most are staffed by six to ten people, and must make ends meet by combining job printing with newspapering. Some of them are feeble sheets whose deaths might well improve the all-over quality of the breed. But all of them, good & bad, what with loss of manpower, type metal rationing, impending reduced newsprint and drastic losses in advertising revenue, have found themselves pinched tight.

To meet the pinch as...

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