The Press: Cincinnati Fracas

Employees of the Cincinnati Enquirer (circ. 202,951), led by Reporter James H. Ratliff Jr., made U.S. press history three years ago by raising the cash to take over their own paper (for $7,600,000) to save it from being sold to the rival Taft-owned Cincinnati Times-Star. For his leadership, Ratliff won front-page stories, became vice president and secretary of the company. Last week the Enquirer ran another story on Ratliff on page six. He had been "removed" from those jobs, thereby touching off a new and bitter fight for control of the city's most...

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