The Press: Death of a Daily

When a big-city daily dies, what happens to its staff? One day last fall, the question was made painfully pertinent to the 157 editorial hands of Hearst's Detroit Times, which had just sold out to its healthier afternoon rival, the News (TIME, Nov. 21). Stunned by last-minute dismissal notices—some of them delivered by wire at 3 a.m.—the unemployed reporters, deskmen, photographers and copy boys turned unhappily to the job of finding another job. Last week, in a survey prepared for the journalism department of Wayne State University in Detroit, ex-Timesman Donald A. Morris,...

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