The Press: Guest Speaker

In Minneapolis last week American Newspaper Guild members, gathered for the annual memorial lecture of the Twin Cities chapter, sat back to listen to their guest speaker, once a Guildsman himself. But perhaps the most memorable thing they heard from portly, grey-haired Louis M. Lyons, 62, curator of Harvard University's Nieman Fellowship program and longtime Boston Globe reporter, was a remarkably blunt criticism of the Guild and the job it has done.

"The Guild, I am sure," said Lyons, "has brought more pay to the newsroom. Unhappily, this has had a leveling effect which has brought the star reporter's pay closer to...

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