The Press: The Liberators

Burning with zeal and idealism, half a hundred young newsmen and anti-Establishment hangers-on gathered in Chicago last week at a national seminar for "fed-up journalists of the straight media." They came to complain about things like racial discrimination, subpoenas and the lack of freedom for reporters to tell it like it is. But first, certain restrictive rules were laid down for reporters covering the meeting: they must agree not to quote anyone at all by name without permission, and they must submit copies of all the stories they filed for comparison with what was published.


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