The Press: New Man for the Trib

Since 1921, when Louisiana-born John Lee Denson broke into journalism at 16 on the Washington Herald, he has shown an itch to stay on the move. Along the years, Denson has drifted through assorted editorial posts on five magazines, a press wire service, a radio network and five newspapers in Chicago, Washington and New York.

In January 1953, he went to work as special writer for Newsweek, within ten months was managing editor. He rose to editor in 1956, seemed to have settled down for the first time in his career. But last week lean and peripatetic Denson, 55, moved once more....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!