Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 130, No. 10, March 8

Does Content Really Count?
Remember that old mantra "Content is king"? You don't hear it much anymore. One would think his royal highness got the boot during a midnight coup, for most of the new media loyalists we know -- ourselves included -- now intone, "Long live classifieds."...
Latin Press Thriving: Report
A survey of the press in Latin America finds the region's newspaper business doing very well. In a report presented at the World Meeting of Newspaper Organizations in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jayme Zirotsky, president of the World Association of...
Legality of E-Mail Service Questioned
A new e-mail delivery service that allows Internet users to "subscribe" to any Web page and have it delivered to their e-mail box -- for free -- is the latest spin on "push" online content services. But is it permitted under copyright law? Several...
Mixed Systems, Mixed Results
For the hundreds of newspapers that run systems from the industry's two big-name vendors, scarcely a handful are produced on systems from both companies. The four such users listed in the Editor & Publisher International Year Book become three...
Newspaper Values to Rise in '97
The following is an edited version of a report by Dirks, Van Essen & Associates Daily newspaper values should rise for the fifth straight year in 1997 as acquisition activity remains strong. Newspaper groups strong financial performance,...
Parade Wins at N.J. Daily
The Sunday magazine competition at the Record in Bergen county, N.J., has ended in less than the six-month allotted time frame. Parade, which had been distributed in the Record for years before being challenged by USA Weekend during a planned six-month...
Partnering with Local Business
In order to increase the penetration of its marketplace, a Texas newspaper has formed an advertising selling partnership with a local business. The Houston Chronicle sealed a partnership with the Copy Club, a printing and copying business which...
Profits Take Off
Helped along by lower paper prices and strong advertising revenue, publicly traded newspaper companies turned in mostly stellar results -- in some cases records -- for the fourth quarter of 1996 and the full year. Virtually every publisher reporting...
Solo Strategy Making Headway
Hearst Corp.'s New media approach -- using its Web-building capabilities to build relationships with readers, community groups and advertisers -- is beginning to pay off, a top executive told the Interactive Newspapers '97 conference recently ...
Systems Vendors' New Year's Changes
The New Year saw three systems vendors adopt different survival strategies to prepare their once-large organizations and their still-large customer bases for business in the next century. Atex again achieved its independence -- recreated by its...
Unusual JOA Heats Up
Statistically, The two Salt Lake City dailies are just one of 34 U.S. newspapers with joint operating agreements. But the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News battle each other in an environment that is much different than that occupied by the...
Web Cash Lies in Entertainment
Bread and circuses -- not hard news -- will be essential to the longterm success of online newspapers. New York Times Co. senior vice president Len Forman says. Forman told the recent Interactive Newspapers '97 conference in Houston that the World...