THE PRESS: The Southern Front

Not since the Korean war had U.S. newsmen faced such risks in the line of duty as they did last week in covering the Southern riots over school integration (see NEWS IN PICTURES). The rioters not only feared that pictures could be used as evidence against them in court; they also sensed that the press would arouse public opinion—and action—against them.

Near Clinton, Tenn., where more than 100 newsmen converged, segregationists charged at reporters, flinging stones and brandishing clubs to block coverage of their rallies. When the Knoxville Journal's Bill Anderson tried to get into a mass meeting unobtrusively, six...

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