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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 44, November 2

ANPA Issues Clean Air Compliance Alert
ANPA issues Clean Air compliance alert The American Newspaper Publishers Association alerted members that they may be subject to mandatory state permitting regulations by November 1994 if, under federal Clean Air Act amendments, they are classified...
Apple-IBM Update: Computer Makers Finalize Technology Alliance, Outline Joint Efforts; Apple Introduces Portables, High-End Workstations
Apple-IBM update Computer makers finalize technology alliance, outline joint efforts; Apple introduces portables, high-end workstations, new Classic A series of agreements constituting the technology alliance between Apple Computer Inc. and International...
Asheville Is First Triple-I EPP Site
Asheville is first triple-I EPP site The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times' purchase of a 39-terminal PC-based TECS/2 Editorial front-end system from Information International Inc. will mark the first installation of the vendor's Editor's Page Planner...
Atex Adds Mac Preference, Launches ColorFlow
Atex adds Mac Preference, launches ColorFlow When Eastman Kodak announced in 1990 that IBM would become a marketing and technology partner, it seemed Atex Inc. might develop solely for IBM-based products, leaving behind DEC, Sun and Apple platforms....
Bowater Buys 80% of Great Northern: Acquiring Almost an Eighth of Maine, Newsprint Giant Doubles Its Timberlands
Bowater buys 80% of Great Northern Acquiring almost an eighth of Maine, newsprint giant doubles its timberlands A company reported to be the country's largest newsprint maker has purchased what was once the world's largest newsprint mill from...
Census Connection
Census connection Journalists with a personal computer, modem and subscription to Compuserve or Dialog quickly can get up-to-date information from the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau first releases information from the 1990 census on magnetic, nine-track...
Civility and the Press Corps
Civility and the press corps It is time to hand out more Passion Awards to people who care especially for the integrity of the news business. Four come to mind: Two of them -- a practitioner and an academic -- are crying out loudly for more civility...
Computers - Just Another Reporting Tool
Computers--just another reporting tool Insiders call the technique of using computers to do research for news stories computer-assisted journalism, but many leaders of this growing type of journalism suggest that the label may scare some of the reporters...
Diversifying the Coverage of Newspapers: Speakers at Two Meetings Discuss How to Attract Readers Such as Minorities and Women
Diversifying the coverage of newspapers Speakers at two meetings discuss how to attract readers such as minorities and women. There are also elections and awards Newspapers, well aware that their circulation is not keeping pace with population growth,...
Dow Jones Loses WSL Seniority Dispute
Dow Jones loses WSJ seniority dispute An arbitrator reinstated with back pay four Wall Street Journal staffers who were laid off last year despite seniority. Arbitrator Jonathan S. Liebowitz also awarded up to $210,000 in retraining costs to 21...
'Dr. Doom': Analyst Tells Newspapers He Sees No Market Improvement for Them in '92
|Dr. Doom' Analyst tells newspapers he sees no market improvement for them in '92 If newspapers are lucky they will see advertising linage increases ranging from 4% to just 1%, says Alex. Brown & Sons industry analyst Kenneth T. Berents....
Early "Desktop" Publishing: Demo Dispensed with Paper Tape; VTDs and OCR Deliver All-Electronic Copy to Editors
Early "desktop" publishing Demo dispensed with paper tape; VTDs and OCR deliver all-electronic copy to editors The advent of newsroom computers promised to overcome a major impediment to productivity -- the paper-tape link to typesetting. In...
Getting Started in Computer-Assisted Journalism
Getting started in computer-assisted journalism News organizations wanting to use computers as a reporting tool can spend thousands of dollars to get started. Or they can spend nothing--well, almost nothing. The St. Petersburg Times recently decided...
Home for Christmas? Hostage Terry Anderson, Chief Middle East Correspondent for Associated Press, Spends Another Birthday in Captivity
Home by Christmas? Hostage Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for Associated Press, spends another birthday in captivity Hostage Terry Anderson could be home by Christmas, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations, Anderson's sister...
IAPA Seeks Funding for New Projects
IAPA seeks funding for new projects The Inter American Press Association is seeking funds for several new projects to be administered by the IAPA Technical Center, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. The "Press Freedom Project" is designed...
In Search of the Leaker: U.S. Senate Authorizes Independent Counsel to Investigate the Source of Leaks of Confidential Information to the Media
In search of the leaker U.S. Senate authorizes independent counsel to investigate the source of leaks of confidential information to the media In a town where leaks are a common as press releases, the U.S. Senate has agreed to appoint an independent...
Interfaces Retrofit Front Ends with Pagination: Vendor's Work Brings PC/Mac Pagination to Older Classified Systems
Interfaces retrofit front ends with pagination Vendors' work brings PC/Mac pagination to older classified systems Interfaces developed by separate vendors recently have brought pagination to the production of classified advertising sections...
Large Attendance at IAPA General Assembly: Incoming President Jim McClatchy Pledges Defense of Free Speech in North as Well as Other Areas of the Hemisphere
Large attendance at IAPA General Assembly Incoming president Jim McClatchy pledges defense of free speech in North as well as other areas of the hemisphere James McClatchy, chairman of the board and publisher of the McClatchy Newspapers, Sacramento,...
Newspaper Association Leaders Form Alliance Council
Newspaper association leaders form alliance council Ten associations of newspaper journalists are putting their heads together to form a super group of association leaders. The Council of Presidents of National Newspaper Journalism Organizations...
Newspaper Computers Are for Reporting, Not Just Writing
Newsroom computers are for reporting, not just writing Twenty years ago this magazine reported a warning to newspapers that their newsrooms were 10 years behind their production departments in the use of computers. Newspapers and their systems...
Newspaper Plant Construction Delayed: City Council OKs Northern California Newspaper's Multimillion-Dollar Development Bond Package, but Deal Falls Through
Newspaper plant construction delayed City council OKs Northern California newspaper's multimillion-dollar development bond package, but deal falls through A Northern California daily newspaper recently won city council approval for a $5.1 million...
News Sources as Sexual Harassers of Reporters
News sources as sexual harassers of reporters What does a 24-year-old woman reporter tell a policeman when he asks if she has a waterbed in her apartment? Or what does a 31-year-old female reporter say when she asks a policeman about an investigation...
PC Software Puts Papers in Touch with Latest Stock Quotes and Breaking Business News
AP BusinessWatch PC software puts paper in touch with latest stock quotes and breaking business news When I was a business editor of a metro newspaper a few years ago, I wondered why the Associated Press couldn't make its stock market data...
Resources for Computer-Assisted Journalism
Resources for computer-assisted journalism Journalists looking for help in getting started or executing a computer-assisted project can find it from private firms, four universities with formal programs or other community resources such as economic...
Should Government-Developed Software Be Copyrighted?
Should government-developed software be copyrighted? On the face of it, an amendment to the Stevenson-Wydler Act to allow copywriting of government-developed software is not something likely to electrify the next editorial board meeting. In fact,...
Statutory Language Needed: Access to Computerized Government Records Must Be Made Easier
Statutory language needed Access to computerized government records must be made easier Law has a hard time keeping up with technology. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of access to information. Government information increasingly is stored...
Stubborn Recession Begins Sinking Circulations; 15 of the 25 Biggest Daily Newspapers Report Circulation Decline in Year-to-Year Measurement
Stubborn recession begins sinking circulations 15 of the 25 biggest daily newspapers report circulation decline in year-to-year measurement After spiking upward during the Persian Gulf war, daily newspaper circulations have begun slumping again,...
The Press in the Hemisphere
The press in the hemisphere The Inter American Press Association through its continuing Committee on Freedom of the Press has fought many oppressive dictators over the last 40 years. Most of them have been thrown out of office, or retired, and been...
UPI Wants to Void Contract with Guild: Court Grants Wire Service Temporary Relief of Obligations
UPI wants to void contract with Guild Court grants wire service temporary relief of obligations United Press International has asked a New York bankruptcy court to void its contract with the Wire Service Guild. The motion was filed Oct. 29,...