The Press: Memo on Fleet Street

The lords of the British press, like everyone else in Britain, are on austerity rations. Last week, after a two-month trip to England to see how its restricted press is faring, TIME'S Press Editor Richard L. Williams reported:

Like the eggless breakfast and the eye-cup-sized jigger, the skinny London newspaper is a hard fact for a visitor to get used to. After eight lean years, British journalists are not used to it either. Wrote Lord Layton, chairman of London's Liberal News Chronicle, while head of the industry's newsprint rationing committee: "With international responsibilities second to none, our newspapers are among the...

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