Newspapers guide and mold Opinion through editorials. Through news they inform it. News is not, however, less important in creating public Opinion than editorials. The press in directing the attention of the public selects the materials from which ideas are formed. It may be said to create Views and opinions, as well as communicate them. As a means Of communication the modern newspapers may be compared to the telegraph, telephone, railroad, steamship, and ﬂying machine. It is a sort of common carrier.