A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 16, 1942

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

We gave our printer a pretty tough time on this week's cover.

When it first went to press the big news was the Japanese defeat in the Solomons, so we planned a big story analyzing the American position in the South Pacific and put the Prime Minister of Australia on the cover.

By mid-week the Solomons had dropped off the front page; the big news was a Republican come-back greater than even G.O.P. stalwarts had hoped; so we scrapped the Australian covers that...

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