The Press: How to Use a Newspaper

How to Use a Newspaper If a newspaper stacks up all the facts in a news story, is it fulfilling its responsibility to its readers? Many an editor who likes to call such treatment "objective reporting" thinks it is. The Christian Science Monitor's able Editor Erwin D. Canham thinks it isn't, and last week wound up a six-part, Page One series of articles that told his readers why.

The concept of objective reporting, said he, is basically wrong; the facts need careful interpretation if they are to explain to readers the significance of happenings in the modern world. "Spike" Canham, who...