From the Publisher: Jan 9 1989

$ We at TIME are usually credited with having invented group journalism, the application of many minds to one story. We'll accept that credit, but we're equally proud of another tradition: when an individual writer or correspondent has something special to impart, we make space on our pages for that writer's words alone. This is true of weekly stories, and also of regular columns. Since 1973 Hugh Sidey has written a column for TIME on the presidency as seen from his own special perspective. For twelve years Tom Griffith has dispensed his seasoned views on the press in his Newswatch column.


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