The Press: Journalism's Woodstock

Across town, the American Newspaper Publishers Association gathered in annual session at the Waldorf-Astoria to hear purse-warming reports of record circulation (62.2 million) and ad revenue ($6.2 billion) for 1971. But journalism's Young Turks of all ages, assembled in a crowded hall on Manhattan's West Side, weighed not profit and loss but the less tangible standards of their craft. The tumultuous two-day A.J. Liebling Counter-Convention* was timed to coincide with the publishers' gathering, and the mood of confusion and malaise generated by the Lieblingers produced the desired contrast. The nonstop critique underscored...

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