The Press: Strike in New York

Except for the Herald Tribune, New York City's fat Sunday newspapers (combined circ. 7,860,256) were the oddest-looking papers in the U.S. this week. Instead of up-to-the-minute news, across the front pages were off-beat features and stale stories. The tabloid Mirror blanketed Page One with the headline, EX-SPY QUEEN TO TELL OWN STORY, inside explained vaguely that its six-part series by Elizabeth Bentley would begin "soon." The News covered its front page with a picture of the Gabor family at a month-old costume party. "As our readers will notice," explained the Mirror, "the presentation of news and features herewith is unusual." The...

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