The Press: The Letter

In India, the father of yellow journalism is Russy K. Karanjia, 39, founder of Bombay's wildly sensational English-language weekly Blitz. Publisher Karanjia made enough from Blitz to start the weekly Atom, which he recently sold to raise capital for a daily newspaper he is planning. He has a simple explanation for his quick success. "A newspaper," says he, "should print what its readers want to read. Some newspaper editors claim they have certain principles. I call them inhibitions. I do not have any." Untrammeled by principles, Publisher Karanjia has boosted Blitz's circulation to...

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