A Letter From the Publisher: May 18, 1987

Among publications around the world, TIME has a newsgathering operation that has long been known for the breadth and quality of its coverage. The magazine's news service is made up of ten domestic and 20 foreign bureaus, & staffed by 87 correspondents and more than 200 part-time reporters. Those journalists conduct interviews, evaluate official reports, spot trends and press experts for the inside knowledge that a TIME story requires. Frequently the correspondents write these stories; at other times they file reports for the editorial staff in New York City. Overseeing this redoubtable force is John Stacks, who last week became TIME's...

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