When ambitious editor Crawford is put in charge of saving the respected New York Express
newspaper, he decides to ignore its noble reputation and instead turn it into a tabloid. Using an outrageous series of sensational stunts, Crawford propels the paper's sagging circulation through the
roof. His protege, Derek, looks up to his mentor and wishes to emulate him. Unfortunately, Derek's girl friend, Reed, a feature writer, hates Crawford's tactics and thinks he has ruined a once great newspaper. To promote reader participation, Crawford creates a Lonely Hearts Club for the paper and
sponsors a huge ball to celebrate. At the bash, Crawford is shocked to discove...