The Press: Washington Winners

To find out what the Washington press thinks of itself, the Saturday Review of Literature sent questionnaires to the 696 members of the Congressional Press Gallery, got printable replies from 160. Last week the Saturday Review presented its list of winners:

¶ The correspondent doing the best all-around job, "measured in terms of reliability, fairness, ability to analyze the news": Scripps-Howard's scholarly, Pulitzer-Prizeman Thomas L. Stokes, with 25 votes.* Crowding Stokes, with 23 votes: United Feature's New-Dealish Marquis Childs.

¶ The correspondent exerting the greatest influence on the nation: United Feature's suave, social, scoopy Columnist Drew Pearson, by a walkaway 56...

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