NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: How About the Good News?

When he took charge of Lord Beaverbrook's London Daily Express empire in June, a wealthy English businessman named Victor Matthews said that his only injunctions to his staff were that they believe in Britain and seek to publish good news. These two demands he thought so commonsensical that he anticipated no trouble. Matthews may be competent at running the Cunard Line and London's Ritz Hotel—two of his company's many properties—but he just doesn't understand reporters and editors. They may believe in their country but recoil at the suggestion that they should...

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