As the title of this book indicates, this novel is set against the background of the newspaper industry. The main character is Paul Howard. The lives of a number of people are followed through their association with the newspaper industry and with Paul. This book will follow their lives as well as the daily operations and internal politics of some major newspapers. This book provides the reader with an inside look at the newspaper industry, at some of its strengths and some of its weaknesses. The newspapers mentioned are fictitious, except one, as no attempt is made to reflect or describe any one newspaper. Almost everyone in the United States has read a newspaper in his or her lifetime, and most people read at least part of one frequently. In spite of all the electronic forms of communication, a newspaper is still a major and enduring source of information on a very wide range of topics. Yet, for all its popularity, most people, including some newspaper employees, have little idea of what goes on behind the scenes in a major newspaper. They are not aware of how very complex, expensive, and delicate an operation newspaper publishing is. This book is a work of fiction that takes a realistic look at the newspaper industry, but it also looks at life and its possibilities. It is a book about commitment, about dreams and broken dreams, about mistakes and corrected mistakes, about joy and sorrow, about integrity and deception, about strength and temptations, about hope and fulfillment. It is a book about life. The reader will be encouraged and informed, while also being entertained.