Newspapers: Launching a Satellite

NEWSPAPERS Many a metropolitan newspaper has tried to cope weith surburban sprawl rom downtown by slipping surburban supplements into regular editions and shipping them to outlying communitties. The Los Angeles Times was one newspaper following the practice, usuing many "zoned" editions to serve some 76 towns in the surrounding suburbs. Times Publisher Otis Chandler watched the process with growing dissatisfaction, then decided that the only solution is for a newspaper to grow the way a modern city-community grows.

In Los Angeles' case, as in many others, the growth is producing an ever-expanding circle of satellite towns, with...

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