A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 13, 1970

Last week, Managing Editor Henry Grunwald announced a major departure in TIME. I am happy to share with our readers his memo to the staff.

WITH this issue, TIME takes a step that breaks a long-standing tradition. At the same time, it is only the logical outcome of a gradual and I think inevitable evolution. Henceforth, our cultural criticism, the TIME Essay, and occasionally certain other stories will be signed by their authors.

We have generally avoided bylines for one major reason: most of our stories are the result of a collaboration among many individuals, so that credit is difficult if not impossible...

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