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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 25, June 22

Altering the Workplace: Boston Globe Moves VDT Users Three Feet from Others' Terminals
Altering the workplace After some "minor alterations" to the workplace, the Boston Globe hopes to have each of its VDT users seated no closer than three feet from any neighboring user's computer terminal. In what Globe employee relations vice president...
American Media Gadfly in London: Native Chicagoan Has Monitored the Press and Filed More Than 100 Complaints with the Press Council since 1984, Won 80% of Cases Heard
American media gadfly in London When Bob Borzello, a Chicagoan, went to England in 1966, he was - as Americans often are in that country - surprised at the bias and crudity of much of the press, but what bothered him most was that he saw as plain...
A Scary Future: Journalists and Scholars Worried about First Amendment Threats
A scary future Journalists and scholars worried about First Amendment threats Journalists and scholars at a recent First Amendment conference at Stanford University predicted a scary future for the American news media: military censorship; government...
Chicago Sun-Times Sues Ex-Publisher Page: Newspaper Contends He Disclosed Confidential Information to Potential Investors
Chicago Sun-Times sues ex-publisher Page Robert E. Page is embroiled in another legal battle - this one with his former partners at the Chicago Sun-Times. The Sun-Times says Page, the paper's former president and publisher, took confidential financial...
Companies Announce More Newsprint Deinking, Recycling
Companies announce more newsprint deinking, recycling Papermakers have announced several new efforts to meet increasing demand for recycled newsprint, primarily through construction of additional deinking facilities. Several weeks ago Kruger Inc....
Ex-Editor Pleads No Contest in Impersonation Case
Ex-editor pleads no contest in impersonation case Former Johnstown (Pa.) Tribune-Democrat editor Theodore Beitchman pleaded no-contest June 4 to charges he impersonated a deputy state attorney general in an attempt to intimidate a man who had a legal...
Fired Chicago Tribune Exec Indicted for Fraud
Fired Chicago Tribune exec indicted for fraud Robert L. Dickey - once a fast-track newspaper executive who rose to marketing director of the Tribune Co. - has been charged with embezzling about $890,000 from the Chicago Tribune. In a criminal information...
Get Your Act Together: Newspapers Warned They Had Better Make Sure They Are in Compliance with Environmental Regulations or Face Criminal Prosecution
Get your act together Newspapers had better begin to get their environmental houses in order or expect the government regulatory agencies to begin taking more serious steps toward criminal enforcement of the laws, an American Newspaper Publishers...
In Defense of the Really Good Ones
In defense of the really good ones Mike Gartner, who runs NBC News, touched off sort of a stir in journalism with something he said after the shooting stopped in the Persian Gulf. Gartner delivered a speech in which he maintained that the television...
Ink Reclamation Growing, Not Booming
Ink reclamation growing, not booming Increasing public and regulatory pressure for newspapers to clean up their environmental acts has meant growth, not a windfall, for recycling system vendors. Several vendors of recycling systems and services...
Keith Stickley: Shenandoah Free Press: Woodstock, Va
Keith Stickley Shenandoah Free Press Woodstock, Va. When his aggressive weekly continued to lose ad revenues as a result of news stories that questioned the activities of local officials and other community members, Keith Stickley became more determined...
Management, Unions Team Up at Oakland Paper
Management, unions team up at Oakland paper The struggling Oakland (Calif.) Tribune has teamed up with labor unions to offer union members a special 50% discount on half-and full-year subscriptions for new subscribers. Tribune editor and publisher...
News Exec/lawyer Caught in Middle of Murder Case
News exec/lawyer caught in middle of murder case In this corner - Oscar Jones, court-appointed defense lawyer in a capital murder case and an officer in the family corporation that owns the Batesville (Ark.) Guard. In the other corner - the Guard,...
Public Comment Sought on California JOA Bid
Public comment sought on California JOA bid United States Attorney General Dick Thornburgh has asked for public comments on an amended report by the Justice Department's Antitrust Division recommending approval of a joint operating agreement between...
The European Market: U.S. Newspapers Cannot Ignore New Growth Overseas
The European market With the new economic community emerging in Europe, a market is being created that U.S. newspapers cannot afford to ignore, said Brian Knox Peebles, chairman of Consultants in Media Ltd., London, England. The European Economic...
The National Throws in the Towel: After 16 Months and More Than $100 Million in Losses, Frank Deford's Mexican-Backed National Sports Daily Closes
The National throws in the towel In a bold but costly fight to establish the first nationwide U.S. sports daily, The National threw in the towel after 16 months of pounding by distribution problems and an economic recession. Owner Emilio Azcarraga...
Use It or Lose It: Marketers Advised to Make Use of Census Data
Use it or lose it "Targeting customers will be the data legacy of the 1990 census," said Ed Efchak, research and planning manager of The Record, Bergen County, N.J. For the first time, the data of a census is available on CD-ROM, or high storage...
Variety Is Spice of Journalism Life for Her: Current NSNC President Mary Ann Lindley Covers Many Subjects in Her Column for the Tallahassee Democrat and KRTN News Wire
Variety is spice of journalism life for her Variety has been a key word in Mary Ann Lindley's journalistic career. She has worked as an arts writer, reviewer, book-page editor, assistant wire editor, government reporter, political columnist, legislative...
Walesa and the Polish Press: Journalist Says New Government No Threat to Press Freedom
Walesa and the Polish presss Contrary to the fears of some Polish journalists, Lech Walesa's government has posed no threat to the freedom of the newly liberated press, a Polish journalist and human rights activist argues. Interviewed during a...
'Wilbur Wright' of Offset Newspapers: ANPA Honors Texan Staley T. McBrayer, 82, for Pioneering Cost-Cutting Offset Process for Newspapers
|Wilbur Wright' of offset newspapers Printing newspapers by offset was such a whacky idea in the 1950s that Editor & Publisher's color contest rejected Staley T. McBrayer's entry. Offset, the judges said, was not an accepted method of printing...