The Press: The Gutenberg Boys

Into Chicago swarmed the biggest army of newsmen that ever surrounded any event anywhere. By the time all of the reporters, editors and background absorbers had shoved their way into place, their number would total some 4,000, roughly two newsmen for every delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Biggest reason for the record: TV and radio, whose electronic battalions outnumber other newsmen ("The Gutenberg boys," one TV producer calls them) almost two to one.

But despite the fact that this year's national political conventions are geared for TV, the Gutenberg boys were themselves more...

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