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October 1, 1927

Editorial Silence. The Third Era in Journalism.

JAMA. 1927;89(14):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140068034

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The views of Dr. Robert T. Morris on any subject are always interesting because he is one of those citizens of the world who has a social mind. In his present volume he is concerned with the problems of the press. He feels, as do many other advanced thinkers, that the press is not fulfilling its duty to the public by featuring the news of crime and of sports and by apparently suppressing the news of health and of food and of similar matters which come much closer to the daily life of every man. Dr. Morris feels that sound editorials on the subject of nut growing on the front pages of every newspaper in the United States would soon bring the matter to the attention of all of the public. He feels that a discussion of the growing of vegetables or other farming problems could be made just as

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