The Press: Correspondents at Bay

The newsmen covering the Korean war landed noisily on the front pages themselves last week, found it an uncomfortable feeling to be principals in the news, as well as its reporters. But their strange role brought a quick reward: General Ridgway skillfully used the issue they had raised to the full advantage of the western world (see WAR IN ASIA).

The trouble in the press corps began when correspondents, covering the U.N. negotiators' take-off for the preliminary Kaesong meeting, were barred from the helicopter area by a barbed-wire fence and armed guards. There was no press camp, no food, and information was...

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