Press: Reflective Reporter

The careers of most crack U. S. foreign correspondents can be divided into two phases. In the first they report. In the second they reflect. That Dorothy Thompson, like James Vincent Sheean and Walter Duranty, was finished with Phase No. 1 was clear last week when she inaugurated a thoughtful column in the New York Herald Tribune called "On The Record."

Dorothy Thompson was a journalistic "natural." Daughter of a Methodist minister, she tried social service, advertising, found neither satisfactory, joined the bustling exodus of young U. S. literati who went abroad in the early 1920's. First reporting Miss Thompson...

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