The Press: On the God Beat

When Editor Louis Seltzer fed Staffer Frank Stewart a fancy lunch one day in 1938 and then "promoted" him to church editor of the Cleveland Press, Stewart felt like a fattened turkey under the ax. To Stewart, who had been night editor, sports editor and state editor of the Scripps-Howard Press (circ. 282,000), the promotion seemed a polite way of telling him that he was through. Like most daily newsmen, he thought a church editor was farther away from the news than any real journalist should ever get. For several days Stewart groused about his lot. Then he got an idea...

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