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Milestones 1940s-1950s

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1950
June
North Korean forces invade South Korea; BNA’s Federal Controls, launched in 1951, covers price controls instituted for the Korean “conflict.”
1947
March 18
American Newspaper Guild wins election to represent editorial employees
1947
January 2
BNA begins operations as an employee-owned company under President Dean Dinwoodey with 279 full-time and 49 part-time employees
1946
October
David Lawrence calls five editors to his farm in Centreville, VA, and proposes selling BNA to them for $600,000; they accept the deal and open up ownership to all employees
1943
December
United States News builds offices at 24th and N Streets in Washington’s West End for both BNA and U.S. News
November 15
Daily Executive Report is launched at the price of $556/yr; becomes Daily Report for Executives in 1946
1941
November 3
Daily Labor Report begins publication
April
Daily Report on Price and Production Control begins, the only privately produced publication to receive an unlimited allocation of paper during WWII