The Press: Hired Pilots

In the year since Founder Joseph Medill Patterson's death, the circulation of the irreverent and inimitable tabloid New York Daily News continued to shoot up. The U.S. newspaper with the most readers now has 2,375,000 daily customers and 4,800,000 on Sundays. Yet Joe Patterson's old title of president was unfilled. At first most of the trade bet that cousin Robert Rutherford (Chicago Tribune) McCormick and sister Eleanor Medill (Washington Times-Herald) Patterson would soon move in. But even Bertie and Cissie could see that the News was doing fine without them, in the hands of two home-town boys: Francis M. Flynn, the...

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