28 AUGUST 1926, Page 10

Signor Mussolini's edict reducing all Italian daily news- papers to

six pages opens up interesting possibilities. I remember at one time Lord Northcliffe was enthusiastic about " tabloid " journalism, and on the first day of the present century Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, the proprietor of the New York World, allowed him to edit the New York World for one day in tabloid form, an experience which Lord Northcliffe greatly enjoyed. If journalists were put on " space rations," as they were during the strike, they would find how much unessential matter can be elimi- nated. * *