The Press: The Eagle Tradition

Its staffers mutter about low salaries and heavy work loads but find brief reportorial stints stretching into lifelong careers at what they call "the tender trap." It has also been described as "40 freelance writers working under the same roof and (by Boston Globe Editor Tom Winship) as the best newspaper "of its size in the country." Such encomiums disturb the Yankee equanimity of Lawrence K. ("Pete") Miller, 65, owner, editor and publisher of the Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, who attributes the paper's reputation for class to "accidents of inheritance, age, personality, location, and...

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