The Press: Changing Hands

"That thump on the front porch this morning," said Phyllis Wudi, a Milwaukee secretary, "was the nicest sound I've heard for eight weeks." The thump was the Milwaukee Sentinel, appearing again after an eight-week American Newspaper Guild strike. But in reality, Hearst's ailing old Sentinel (circ. 192,167) was no more. During the strike it had been sold for $3.000,000 to its independent rival, the afternoon Journal (372,276)—which promptly rushed its new buy back into print, but dropped the Sunday edition.

Although the strike was the immediate cause of Hearst's selling out, the 125-year-old Sentinel has been...

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