The Press: Press Lord Retires

In his corner office high above Manhattan's Park Avenue, Scripps-Howard's Roy Wilson Howard riffled through a stack of well-wishing telegrams: at 77 he had just announced that he was retiring after 33 years as editor of the New York World-Telegram and Sun, divesting himself of all executive responsibility and authority. Said Roy Howard, who for several years had been removing himself from management of the Scripps-Howard chain, as he looked back on more than 60 years in journalism: "Newspapers, I like to think, are the common denominator of popular thinking. In the old...

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