A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 12, 1976

Journalism is "an exciting way to do good," maintains Thomas Griffith, the man behind our new press feature, "Newswatch." But after 40 years in journalism, including a starting stint as a police reporter with the Seattle Times in his native Washington State, Griffith is quick to qualify that idealism: "I'm much more skeptical," he adds dryly, "than when I started out." In fact, it was his well-developed skepticism that prompted Griffith to write his 1974 book How True (subtitle: A Skeptic's Guide to Believing the News). Its object: to provide readers with an inside view of print and broadcast journalism in...