The Press: The Voice of Buffalo

The city room, tidy and peaceful as any library, is free of the crumpled balls of copy paper and other litter usually found around working newsmen. No smoke hangs blue above the desks; by executive order in the interest of "increased efficiency," smoking is prohibited. To make phone calls, most reporters retire to soundproofed glass booths along the wall; when they want a copy boy, they do not shout, but press a buzzer button. The big room has an almost palpable serenity, helped along by the sight of the old-fashioned dust jackets worn by...

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