The Press: Moving Speech

What young Harry Ashmore intended to do when he stood up before an editors' convention last spring, was to deglamorize the job of putting out a one-man editorial page. He succeeded instead in convincing some of his listeners that he knew his business. Last week, he had a bigger & better job.

As editor of the Charlotte, N.C. News (circ. 62,000), he told the American Society of Newspaper Editors, he had "no time for the contemplation of the navel . . . no desire to translate the editorial 'we' into the imperial 'we.' ....

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