The Press: Who Wants What?

A past master of the seven lively journalistic arts, Captain Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News, last week gave a beautiful performance of buck-passing, ducking, bobbing and weaving. The cartoonist's pen was held by Clarence Daniel Batchelor, but the hand that guides the pen is Publisher Patterson's. On the day Batchelor drew the cartoon the Daily News: 1) covered the world's battlefronts in 90¾ column inches of type; 2) devoted 184¼ in. to six crime and sex stories. To the Daily News (circ. 2,000,000), Russia was worth 34¾ in., the...

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