The Press: Exit Boom-Boom

For several of the reasons that make it a lively newspaper, the neat, tight Chicago Sun-Times (circ. 588,181) loses more capable newsmen than any other Chicago daily. One reason is that the Sun-Times diligently recruits promising staffers, pushes them ahead—and loses many to bigger jobs elsewhere. Two more specific reasons are: brilliant, blustery Executive Editor Milburn ("Pete") Akers, 57, as famed for his highhandedness in a rage as for his openhandedness with a raise or bonus; and big (6 ft. i in., 250 Ibs.), bluff Managing Editor Thomas F. (for Fox) Reynolds, 46, whose barracks-square bellow has earned him the nickname...

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