The Press: Out of Business

The most unusual problem encountered by a reporter at the Democratic Convention last week was that of Joseph Volz of the Washington Daily News. Having just learned that two men carrying guns had been arrested in front of McGovern headquarters, Volz rushed to phone Washington and dictate his story. Instead of a stenographer, he got City Editor Stan Felder: "Joe, you won't have to dictate this one. The paper's out of business." Volz hung up and went in search of a drink.

Joe Volz was one of the lucky ones when the tabloid Daily News (circ. 207,000) was bought and closed down...