The Press: Unsegregated News

One of the biggest running stories for Southern papers will be the methods used to end segregation in schools, in line with the U.S. Supreme Court decision (TIME, May 24). Last week, to help cover the story, the Ford Foundation announced a grant (about $75,000) to set up the non-profit Southern Education Reporting Service. Staffed by working newsmen, the news service, with headquarters in Nashville, will provide free factual news to editors, public officials, school administrators, etc., describing the shift from segregated to nonsegregated schools. Said Virginius Dabney, editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and chairman of the Southern Education Reporting Service:...

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