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Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 124, No. 19, May 11

93-Year-Old High School Newspaper in Jeopardy
93-year-old high school newspaper in jeopardy A 93-year-old San Francisco high school newspaper, many of whose staffers went on to success in journalism, is slated for extinction this spring, the victim of budget cuts. The Lowell, which claims...
A Crossroads of Strategic Options: American Newspaper Publishers Association Lays out Four Different Directions for Newspapers to Go into the Next Century
A crossroads of strategic options With newspapers at a crossroads, the American Newspaper Publishers Association laid out four different directions for papers to go into the next century. In an exhaustive presentation May 7 at the 105th ANPA annual...
Agenda for ANPA/TEC 91
Agenda for ANPA/TEC 91 In spite of tough times, an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center will likely accommodate almost as many vendors as the 350 or soon hand at last year's ANPA/TEC. In some manner, most will probably address concerns neatly stated...
AP Membership at an All-Time High: AP President Also Cites Cost Control; Says despite High Cost of Covering the War, the Wire Service Was Less Than $40,000 off Targeted Budget
AP membership at an all-time high The Associated Press kept close to its targeted budget last year because its managers "up and down the line live by stringent cost control," AP president and general manager Louis D. Boccardi told members at their...
AP Membership Elects Seven to the Board: Two Incumbents Re-Elected; Two Incumbents Not Returned
AP membership elects seven to the board Seven members, including five insurgents, were elected to the Associated Press board of directors at AP's annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. They were elected from 14 nominees at the session held in conjunction...
Cathleen Black Replaces Friedheim at ANPA: USA Today Publisher Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Publishers' Group
Cathleen Black replaces Friedheim at ANPA Cathleen P. Black, publisher of USA Today, was announced as the new president and chief executive officer of the American Newspaper Publishers Association at its annual convention in Vancouver, British Columbia....
'High-Tech Update' on Editorial Cartoons
|High-Tech Update' on editorial cartoons Today's editorial cartoonists, like those of a decade or a century ago, still take aim at targets such as politicians. But the technology connected with their drawings has been changing rapidly during the past...
Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? ANPA Panel Reads the Tea Leaves to Forecast Newspapers' Future
Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Would you like the good news or the bad news first? Or the bad news inside the good news? Or the good news inside the bad? There was all of that, and even more complicated permutations, when a panel of...
Journalists Protest Desert Storm-Type Pools: Seek Meeting with Defense Secretary Cheney to Discuss Future War Coverage Procedures
Journalists protest Desert Storm-type pools A group of Washington bureau chiefs and editors has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney requesting a meeting to discuss improving combat coverage and understanding between the media and the...
Making Journalism Fun Again
Making journalism fun again It is time to stand up for a career in journalism. Somebody has to do it, and the sooner the better. Otherwise the quality of the profession will begin to dip. It is probably on the decline now. Just 20 years ago,...
Merger of Newspaper Associations Delayed: Resistance from ICMA, INAME, Others Cited
Merger of newspaper associations delayed The merger of seven major newspaper associations under a single umbrella, as envisioned in the Booz-Allen & Hamilton report on newspaper organizations, won't happen soon, American Newspaper Publisher Association...
Nashville NIE Project Links Tennessee, Japan
Nashville NIE project links Tennessee, Japan Newspaper in Education is helping to bridge the culture gap between Tennesseeans and the Japanese, who are increasingly investing in the Volunteer State. With funding from Toshiba International Foundation...
NIE Partnership: Scripps Howard Program with Cincinnati School Builds Homegrown Journalists
NIE partnership This week students at the High School for the Communication Professions were expected to publish the first issue of Cincinnati Youth Times. Getting out this first paper, which will circulate to all Cincinnati public high schools,...
NIE's Hottest Topic: War
NIE's hottest topic: war "Ain't gonna study war no mo'," the spiritual goes. But study war is exactly what hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren did in Newspaper in Education programs this year. In a school year when geography, the Bill of...
Paducah Publicizes Newsprint Recovery, Reuse; Winona Moves to 100% Recycled Stock
Paducah publicizes newsprint recovery, reuse; Winona moves to 100% recycled stock In mid-March, the Sunday Paducah (Ky.) Sun announced it was expecting its first shipment of recycled newsprint by month's end. A regular supply was not expected until...
Profits Continue to Dip: Most Publicly Held Newspaper Companies Report Lower First-Quarter Profits; but There Are a Few Exceptions
Profits continue to dip For newspapers, the recession is turning - from bad to worse. Newspapers, which are hypersensitive to economic changes and are the first to feel signs of a recovery, were still in a downward mode during the three months...
Publishing Partners Pursue Paper Pricing Policy
Publishing partners pursue paper pricing policy Five newspaper publishing companies that together hold a majority interest in Ponderay Newsprint Co. continue to challenge the Usk, Wash., mill's managing partner, a unit of Canadian Pacific Forest Products...
Reaching Young Readers: Consultant Suggests the Only Way for Newspapers to Do So May Be to Offer Additional, Topic-Oriented Spin-Off Papers
Reaching young readers Growing numbers of young people are so put off by traditional newspapers that publishers may need to spin off additional papers to reach them, a top newspaper consultant has said. This increasingly huge audience - encompassing...
Reading Project: Alameda Newspaper Group Teams Up with Corporate Sponsors
Reading project The Alameda Newspaper Group in Northern California and 110 community sponsors joined in a "Turn on to Reading" project that brought 138,000 newspapers into schools. In addition, newspapers also were delivered to restaurants along...
Study: NIE Really Improves Writing Skills
Study: NIE really improves writing skills Reading newspapers improves student writing skills, a new academic study demonstrates. Journalists and educators have long believed that young newspaper readers are also better writers. Now they have...
Surprise Switch: Batiuk Moves from Creators to UPS
Surprise switch: Batiuk moves from Creators to UPS In a surprise move, "Crankshaft" cartoonist Tom Batiuk is switching from Creators Syndicate to Universal Press Syndicate. One of the reasons Batiuk brought his new comic strip to CS nearly four...
Upbeat Advice against a Gloomy Backdrop: Outgoing ANPA Chairman Says Newspapers Must Use Technology to Meet Reader Needs; Alliance with Post Office, Phone Companies Called For
Upbeat advice against a gloomy backdrop Against a gloomy backdrop of declining revenue and readership, the outgoing chairman of the American Newspaper Publishers Association offered his colleagues in Vancouver an upbeat forecast of how they can use...
Wall Street Journal Launches High School Edition: Aimed at Helping Students Better Understand Economics and Business
Wall Street Journal launches high school edition The Wall Street Journal is launching a new publication for high schools, designed to be used to help give students - and teachers - a better understanding of economics and business. Articles in the...
War Boosts Readership: Newspaper Circulations Rise during Six-Month Period Ending March 31
War boosts readership Newspaper circulations rise during six-month period ending March 31 For newspaper circulations, it was a splendid little war. The latest FAS-FAX report from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, compiling publishers' statements...