A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 20, 1942

To answer some of the questions subscribers are asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, organizes and writes its news

Trying to explain TIME to you without saying anything about TIME'S creed of public service would be like trying to make you understand a friend of mine without describing his character.

The stories you read in TIME each week are only partly the day to day product of our 200 correspondents stationed all over the world. They are only partly the product of our 34 researchers here in New York. They are only partly the product of our 49 editors and writers.

Although TIME is...

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