The Press: The Berry Brothers

As a boy of 14 in the grimy Welsh mining town of Merthyr Tydfil, William Ewert Berry won first prize in an essay contest. Across the top of his essay the newsman-judge scrawled: "This competitor should enter journalism." He did; now, as Viscount Camrose, he is one of the greatest, and the most gentlemanly, of British press lords. Because he dislikes publicity, he is also the least known. Viscount Camrose, 73, and his younger (69) brother, Viscount Kemsley, owner of Britain's biggest chain of newspapers, control more newspapers and magazines than any other publishing family in the world. Last week...

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