The Press: No Competition

A year-end study of the roster of U.S. daily newspapers provided the American Newspaper Publishers Association with an unexpected surprise: 18 new dailies were born in 1961, and only 13 disappeared. Exulting that a list which had been dwindling for years was suddenly showing signs of growth, A.N.P.A. General Manager Stanford Smith predicted that "the future trend will be toward more dailies to serve the public." The A.N.P.A. did not mention two far less encouraging trends:

·THE DECLINE OF COMPETITION. Since 1945, overall daily circulation has boomed from 46 million to 60 million, but in the same period the number of U.S....

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